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