Release Date: April 5, 2006
Pop Back to the Early 1900s with the ASU Choir
The ASU choir will take spectators back almost a century when they present "Pops at the Pavilion IV: In the Good Old Summertime!" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the University Pavilion.
The program will focus on American popular music from the turn of the 20th Century, including songs from early Vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, barbershop and Broadway musical theater.
Pieces will include " Give My Regards to Broadway," "In the Good Old Summertime," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" and selections from Meredith Willson's hit show " The Music Man." The choir also will sing ragtime hits by Scott Joplin, sentimental ballads by Stephen Foster, patriotic tunes by George M. Cohan, Tin Pan Alley favorites by Irving Berlin, and "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa.
A parody of "The Misadventures of Dudley Do-Right" will feature the comedic talents of Carl Smith, Shaun Yates and Nick Howard. With choreography by Brian Jones, keyboard accompaniments by Pamela Lee and Louellen Meyer, rhythmic background by Jason Gregg, plus the irresistible charms of host Nettie Cavin, the evening promises to provide fun for all ages.
The University Center Program Council, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Chartwell's Food Service will provide Coke floats to spectators.
For more information about this and other events in the Department of Art and Music at ASU, call 942-2085, Ext. 221.