Grand Illusion, the award-winning Rome Middle School Show Choir, is pleased to announce their upcoming spring show, Broadway On Broad Street. The performance features classic song and dance numbers from some of the most popular Broadway Shows, including “Annie”, “Hamilton”, “Grease”, “Aladdin” and more.
The event takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 17 to 19 at the Historic Desoto Theatre in Downtown Rome. Show time is set for 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. for Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Proceeds from the event go to Grand Illusion to help pay for costumes, music, choreography fees, travel and a litany of other expenses show choirs tend to run into.
Grand Illusion began practicing in the summer, and the 60 students put in a ton of hard work and effort. The long hours and sweat equity paid off this winter.
Grand Illusion was named the Grand Champion at the prestigious Albertville (Ala.) Diamond Classic competition. The group’s performance entitled Legends Live Forever featured song and dance numbers from artists like Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley and others.
The group not only won Grand Champion but also won for best choreography, best vocals and the people’s choice award. Grand Illusion also placed as second runner-up in the Opelika (Ala.) Southern Showcase. Alexis Sisson, one of the group’s soloists, earned best soloist honors for her performance of Whitney Houston’s classic, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”
“We have had a quick turnaround from competition season to start preparing this show, and I’m excited that we’re going to be able to showcase our talents to the greater Rome community,” Grand Illusion director Jessica Kennedy says. “If you love singing, dancing and Broadway, I know you’ll love this show.”
For more information, contact Jessica Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.