POINT PLEASANT — Robins may be a sign of spring in many places but in Point Pleasant, a sure sign of spring (besides the reopening of the Dairy Queen) is the Black Knight Revue (BKR).
The 42nd Annual BKR takes place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Wedge Auditorium at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School. Shows start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday.
PPHS Band Director Jeff Hilbert said the Black Knight Band, along with the boosters, have put together an “over-the-top production” this year which includes more props, costumes and lighting effects. In fact, Ben Loudin, lighting director, has an “arsenal of new lighting effects” according to Hilbert.
This year’s production is titled “Music Planet” and will feature musical styles from across the globe, including Reggae, Rock, Pop, Broadway, County, TV themes and more. Patriotic music will also be featured. Hilbert said Roy Hay, the sound engineer has “sculpted a beautiful soundscape with more back-up musicians and great vocalists.”
The prop and costume department has also been working overtime to put together a “feast for the eyes,” Hilbert explained. While J.C. Hall has once again done what’s been described as an “outstanding job” with the backdrop.
This year’s BKR hopes to carry on a tradition of singing, dancing and performing music, just as its been doing since 1970 when it was started by former Band Director Gary Stewart.
Advance tickets are currently available at businesses throughout Point Pleasant and at the PPJ/SHS Band Room for $5 for adults and $4 for students. Tickets will also be available at the door the day of performances and will be $7 for adults, $5 for students.