Footlight to co-host Michigan City Community Chorus Spring Concert
MICHIGAN CITY — The Footlight Players of Michigan City along with the Michigan City Community Chorus will be presenting a spring concert featuring a selection of music.
The concert is designed by the director, Michigan City’s musical maestro Lee C. Meyer, and his chorus to include some of the community’s best vocalists. The members of the group are Mary Barr, Deborah Beien, Howard Brenneman, Kathy Chase, Bob Garner, Barb Herzinger, Lance Hilberg, Bob Johnson, Bobby Komendera, Tom LeDonne, Marge LaMothe, Marsha Markle, Laura Meyer, Donna Mitchell, Dan Nieding, Phyllis Nowatzke, Sheila Pollack, Pat Potratz, Nancy Ryding, Dale Schultz, Jean Tieken, Debra Topolski, Karol Valek and Linda Weeks.
The first act will be presented in regular chorus style embracing the theme “Music and Humanity” highlighting the inspirational songs “If Music be the Food of Love,” “Prayer of the Children,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “Not One Sparrow is Forgotten” with the songs, “Dear Heart” and “The Days of Wine and Roses” by Henry Mancini. The second act is presented in cabaret style starting with “Be Our Guest” from “Beauty and the Beast” followed by these pop standards, “The Nearness of You,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Run to You,” and Freddie Mercury’s “Somebody to Love.”
The concert will be held on May 21, for a 2 p.m. matinee at the Footlight Theater located at 1705 Franklin St. with an encore performance on May 26 for a 7 p.m. performance at the Immanuel Lutheran Church’s community room located at 1237 E. Coolspring Ave. Both locations are in Michigan City.
These concerts are free and open to the public with donations being accepted. A bake-sale will also be held at the Sunday afternoon performance.
There is open seating but reservations are recommended for the Sunday matinee because of limited seating and can be made by calling the Footlight Theater at (219) 874-4035 or on line at www.FootlightPlayers.org. Please mark these dates on your calendars to enjoy some wonderful music and at the same time, help support the talent and efforts of these chorus members that help keep culture alive in our community.