Bringing the ‘Block Party’ to Annual Wahama Dinner Theater


Annual dinner theater returns to Wahama High School

Mindy Kearns - For the Register



“Riptide,” a popular song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, will be among the numbers presented at the Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater this weekend. Pictured are Ashton McFarland, Kadie Whittekind, Alyssa Roush, Breauna Walter, Megan Corey, and Jimmy McCormick.


The Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater will be held this weekend and will feature the oldies song, “Bill Bailey,” made famous by the likes of singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Choir members performing this song include Sydnee Whaley, Brooke Vickers, Brandie Vickers, Wesley Albright, Jimmy McCormick, Jackson Hall, Jonathan McDermitt, Shelby Gerlach, Lexi Layne, and Heather Grimm.


Performing “House Party” by Sam Hunt will be Walker Stanhope, Elijah Smith, Sophia Russell, Lexi Layne, Mary Grace Roush, Trinity Neal, Madison Grinstead, Kaitlyn Greene, and Corissa Lloyd. The dinner theater will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoon.


Performing “Break Free” by Ariana Grande at this weekend’s Wahama Choir Dinner Theater will be Megan Hood, Sydnee Whaley, Corissa Lloyd, Alyssa Gibbs, MacKenzie Barr, Mariah Young, Shianne Nicholson and Adriana Boswell.


MASON — Hundreds of hours of practice and rehearsals will come to a climax when the Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater takes place this weekend.

“Block Party” is the name of the show and will include 70 choir performers, according to Director Rachel Reynolds. The show will have a New Orleans theme and host a variety of music genres, including jazz, country, pop, folk and rock.

From the oldies such as “Bill Bailey,” made famous by the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, to the more recent “Break Free” by Ariana Grande, the show promises something that everyone will enjoy. Sam Hunt’s “House Party,” Van Joy’s “Riptide” and “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons will be some of the other featured numbers.

The event will be Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoon. The evening meals will begin at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Sunday’s dinner will start at 1 p.m., with the show at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the dinner and show will be $13 for adults, and $10 for senior citizens over 55 years and for children. Those wanting to just see the show can buy “snack pack” tickets, which will include show admission, popcorn and a drink. They are $8 for all ages.

Dinner will consist of spaghetti, coleslaw, roll, and a drink choice. Other concessions will also be sold. All those attending will receive a free souvenir cup with the school and choir logo. The cups are being provided by Bob’s Market and Greenhouses Inc.

Advance tickets can be purchased in the school office during daytime hours, or in the gym after school during dinner theater practice. Those purchasing tickets for the dinner and show will have reserved seating, while show only ticket holders will be seated in the bleacher area.

Following dinner theater, the choir will be gearing up for a trip to New Orleans June 2-6. Members will participate in a daylong music clinic at Loyola University, as well as perform at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Medical Center.

“Riptide,” a popular song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, will be among the numbers presented at the Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater this weekend. Pictured are Ashton McFarland, Kadie Whittekind, Alyssa Roush, Breauna Walter, Megan Corey, and Jimmy McCormick.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.16-PPR-WHS-1.jpg“Riptide,” a popular song by Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, will be among the numbers presented at the Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater this weekend. Pictured are Ashton McFarland, Kadie Whittekind, Alyssa Roush, Breauna Walter, Megan Corey, and Jimmy McCormick.

The Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater will be held this weekend and will feature the oldies song, “Bill Bailey,” made famous by the likes of singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Choir members performing this song include Sydnee Whaley, Brooke Vickers, Brandie Vickers, Wesley Albright, Jimmy McCormick, Jackson Hall, Jonathan McDermitt, Shelby Gerlach, Lexi Layne, and Heather Grimm.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.16-PPR-WHS-3.jpgThe Wahama High School Choir Dinner Theater will be held this weekend and will feature the oldies song, “Bill Bailey,” made famous by the likes of singers Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Choir members performing this song include Sydnee Whaley, Brooke Vickers, Brandie Vickers, Wesley Albright, Jimmy McCormick, Jackson Hall, Jonathan McDermitt, Shelby Gerlach, Lexi Layne, and Heather Grimm.

Performing “House Party” by Sam Hunt will be Walker Stanhope, Elijah Smith, Sophia Russell, Lexi Layne, Mary Grace Roush, Trinity Neal, Madison Grinstead, Kaitlyn Greene, and Corissa Lloyd. The dinner theater will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoon.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.16-PPR-WHS-4.jpgPerforming “House Party” by Sam Hunt will be Walker Stanhope, Elijah Smith, Sophia Russell, Lexi Layne, Mary Grace Roush, Trinity Neal, Madison Grinstead, Kaitlyn Greene, and Corissa Lloyd. The dinner theater will be held Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday afternoon.

Performing “Break Free” by Ariana Grande at this weekend’s Wahama Choir Dinner Theater will be Megan Hood, Sydnee Whaley, Corissa Lloyd, Alyssa Gibbs, MacKenzie Barr, Mariah Young, Shianne Nicholson and Adriana Boswell.
http://mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_3.16-PPR-WHS-5.jpgPerforming “Break Free” by Ariana Grande at this weekend’s Wahama Choir Dinner Theater will be Megan Hood, Sydnee Whaley, Corissa Lloyd, Alyssa Gibbs, MacKenzie Barr, Mariah Young, Shianne Nicholson and Adriana Boswell.
Annual dinner theater returns to Wahama High School

Mindy Kearns

For the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.

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