The Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers will celebrate their 20th anniversary performance as they present “Platinum” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and at 3 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center.
The songs for this special anniversary show were selected by polling audiences and the BG Singers themselves to find out which songs qualified as the all-time favorites.
Directed by Linda Rosen and choreographed by Charla Silver, "Platinum" will feature music for everyone, from popular rock hits such as "Don’t Stop Believin’" and "Lean On Me" that were featured on the popular television show Glee, to Broadway medleys from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jersey Boys, to familiar hits by the Beatles and Elton John.
“My favorite part of conducting this show is revisiting the music we selected from each of the past 19 years and hearing how much this very hard-working group has grown musically. Everything we are doing now sounds fresh and exciting and the singers are doing all the songs that they chose and love,” Rosen said.
As part of the anniversary celebration, 34 BG Singers alumni will join the group to sing the opening number, Barry Manilow’s "One Voice."
"We are delighted to welcome back our alumni singers, who for various reasons haven't been able to commit to full seasons. It will be a special treat to be able to reacquaint former singers with the current group, in addition to having over 100 singers onstage to open the concert," Rosen said.
Buffalo Grove Park District executive director Dan Schimmel said, “The entire Park Board and staff are very excited for the BG Singers’ 20th anniversary show. Twenty years is a long time for a program to run, and the BG Singers have been a staple in Buffalo Grove’s thriving arts community the entire time. The success and dedication of the group is well known throughout the village, and we are all looking forward to enjoying their talents for this 20th anniversary milestone.”
It is important to note that the September performance schedule is a major change for the show, since the BG Singers have rehearsed over the winter months and presented their annual show in the spring for the last 19 years.
Tickets for both performances are available at bigdealproductions.org. Advance ticket prices are $17 for adults, and $16 for children 12 and under and seniors 62 and older. All tickets purchased at the door will be $20. For more information on the show, contact Lindsay Grandt at (847) 850-2132 or email@example.com.
– Submitted by the Buffalo Grove Park District