Forest-Aires dissect a musical

April 1st, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

Ever wondered how a Broadway musical gets assembled? The Forest-Aires women’s chorus will walk you through the process in their spring show, “Encore! 2010 – Anatomy of a Musical.”

A number of Clermont County women sing in the chorus.

In “Anatomy of a Musical,” you’ll find the ingredients of a Broadway show: the love song, the love-done-me-wrong song, the feel-good song, the clever villain song. You’ll see the dance numbers, the show opener, the show closer, the show stopper. Sage advice, comedy relief, the battle of the sexes.

During a costume try-on for the Forest-Aires spring show, Batavia
There's the sweat of rehearsal and the glitz of performance. The good, bad and ugly of getting a show onto a stage.

This anatomy lesson will be demonstrated via Broadway numbers from a variety of shows, such as Chorus Line, Gypsy, Chicago, Porgy and Bess, Oklahoma and Spamalot.

The 35-member Forest-Aires chorus performs many of the numbers as an ensemble, and members also break out for small-group numbers.

Six high school students who won Forest-Aires voice scholarships, including from Amelia and Batavia, will be featured soloists.

You can see "Encore! 2010" at the Anderson Center Theater in the Anderson Center building at 7850 Five Mile Road. Performances are Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 25, 3 p.m.

Tickets are $10, and $9 for senior citizens 65+ and children 12 and under. To assure ticket availability, call (513) 232-4736 or (513) 232-7504 to order. Last year's "Encore!" performances sold out.

Proceeds fund voice lessons for high school students, who perform solos in Forest-Aires shows.

Over 48 years, the Forest-Aires have provided voice training for 231 students.During a costume try-on for the Forest-Aires spring show, Batavia's Twyla Fadley, left, and daughter Blyss rehearse a Broadway number.
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