The Show features variety of music

Thursday, October 20, 2005

This week, the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce is also gearing up for its 13th annual production of The Show. The 2005 production, under the direction once again of Greg Beck, is entitled "The Big Mix."

According to Beck, this year's show features 26 different vocalists who will be singing a wide variety of songs.

"We always mix things up, but this year we have the widest variety of music we'd ever done," said Beck. "There's got to be something for everyone. We go all the way from Frank Sinatra to Blondie if that tells you anything about this year's show."

Vocalists include: Carrie Beck, Chemine Swanger, Jennifer Evans, Aaron Ennis, John Lueckenhoff, Glenda McGuffey, Karen Shilling, Destiny Massey, Brittany Linenbrink, Robyn Blankenship, Jeremy Hilburn, Shelli Bennett, Terry Jamieson, Jordan Bailey, JoEllen Fielding, Katie Johnson, o Beth Harris, Erica Fielding, David Harris, Bruce Johnson, Leslie Fletcher, Jeff Culver, Josh Davison, Jessica Jamieson, David Payne and Rodney Hughes.

The Show will also highlight the talents of Hometown Sound and the Redhots, the band's back-up vocalists.

Band members include: Jack Reed, Steve Erwin, Jeff Culver, Carol House, Jim Craig, Rocky Mills, Billy McGuffey, Jo Ellen Fielding, Brenda Beck and Greg Beck. The Redhots are Carrie Beck, Jamie Smith, Jennifer Evans and Chemine Swanger.

Greg Beck said this year's show will also feature a special guest drummer whose identity remains a secret.

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Cassville Middle School gymnasium. Sunday's matinee will begin at 2 p.m.

A pre-show will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, featuring the illusions of magician Jason Blankenship.

According to Amy White, chamber executive director, ticket sales are strong. All the reserved tables were sold out two weeks ago, and a large number of advance tickets have been sold, Beck said.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 each. For more information on this year's production of The Show, call the chamber office at 847-2814.

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