ArtsView Children’s Theatre will be “Jiving to the Jukebox” this weekend throughout its yearly Broadway at the View fundraising event.
“Our style this year is ‘Jiving to the Jukebox,’ which is jukebox musicals,” ArtsView Executive Director Nathaniel Olson stated. “A jukebox musical is traditional music that has actually been infiltrated a Broadway program.”
Some examples, Olson stated, are “Mamma Mia!,” “The Cher Show,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “Jersey Boys” and “Rock of Ages.”
“‘Moulin Rouge!’ usages all various categories of music however then ‘The Cher Show’ or ‘Rock of Ages’ or ‘Jersey Boys,’ they assemble all the programs of an artist into a real Broadway musical production,” Olson stated.
Performances are arranged 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
“We have actually done 2 days in the past however this year we’re doing 3,” Olson stated. “Our larger nights are Friday and Saturday and we will have hot starters, red wine, beer, appetisers and desserts.”
Table sponsorships likewise are offered.
“That likewise features a personal plated supper prior to everybody else gets here. But we likewise have tables for 2 and after that private seats that are offered for Friday and Saturday,” Olson stated. “Then on Sunday we’re simply doing an efficiency just. We’re going to reset the theater like we provide for a regular program with simply rows of seats.”
Broadway at the View is ArtsView’s primary fundraising event and mainly includes adult entertainers.
“We had a number of our youths do one group number in 2015 however we’ve in fact integrated a couple of more of our teenagers into the primary efficiency this year,” Olson stated. “But it’s still mainly grownups from all throughout East Texas.”
This weekend’s program includes 29 entertainers, consisting of Caroline Mason, Colton Dearborn, Amy Michelle, Kaidlen Key, Kellsie Ruiz, Jim Simmons, Brian Dearborn, Jamie Sherman, Jacinda Nautel, Aryelle Edmonds, Ricky Thompson, Amber Muckleroy, Ben Cammack, Logan Dearborn, Sarah Medin, Bob Cammack, Clark Medin, Mark Roedel, Maleigh-Saige Feldhauser, Steven Collins, Laura Perry, Deborah Gilbert, Jeneille LaGrone, Amanda Thompson, Amy Pruitt, Dave Huber, Matthew Gray, Dana Huber and Rachel Smith.
And, Olson stated, there is more to the program than simply singing.
” A great deal of this is staged, so we have choreography,” he stated. “Almost every number has various outfit modifications so it’s practically a full-on production.”