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Release Date: October 11, 2004

Boo-tiful Music to Haunt ASU's Halloween Spooktacular Oct. 28

The Angelo State University Choir will don costumes and offer the community both musical and candy treats during the fourth annual "Halloween Spooktacular!" Thursday, Oct. 28, in the City Auditorium.

This popular seasonal concert, featuring a mixture of fun music as well as colorful and often comical Halloween attire, is presented free to the public at 7:30 p.m. in the City Auditorium at 72 W. College in downtown San Angelo.

Dr. Pamela Lee, ASU's director of choral activities, said "This year's humorous 'scare fest' will offer lots of delightful 'tricks and treats' for the entire family. With boo-tiful songs and comedic skits on the program, plus a smorgasbord of colorful costumes, the evening should delight patrons of all ages."

Musical highlights will include a unique rendition of the title song from the Broadway musical Cabaret, Lewis Carroll's eerie and evocative nonsense poem Jabberwocky, and e.e. cummings' ghostly tongue-twister hist whist. The ASU Vocal Ensemble will sing and dance to "The Time Warp" from Rocky Horror Picture Show and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."

Jester Hairston's spooky spiritual-skit "That Ole House Is Hainted" is back by popular demand, this year featuring Dr. Eldon Black as narrator and Dr. Ralph Hodges as Deacon Brown. Trina Medellin, Erin Douglas, and Jessie Decker will employ their feminine wiles as the seductive felines in this haunted tale.

Additional comedy skits will feature Garrison Keillor's "The Bat" as performed by Shaun Yates and Carl Smith. "Into the Woods" will offer a clever mix of music and fantasy, featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim, Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs, and Harold Arlen, plus characters from Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel and The Wizard of Oz.

The San Angelo Singing Girls and Boys and Lee Junior High's Rebel Rage show choir will return for their fourth appearance, as will ASU's Halloween Rock Band, The Spooks. Also, Lakeview High School's new show choir will join this very special evening of magic and mayhem.

The one-hour program will conclude with an audience sing-a-long led by Dr. Trey Smith as the "Ghost of Beethoven" and the distribution of candy treats to the children.

For more information, contact the Department of Art and Music at 942-2085, Ext. 221 or 232.