The Beach Boys, Little Richard, Bob Dylan and others will be taking the stage this Thursday and Friday at Warren High School. Well ... sort of.
This is the 25th year choral director Mary Nuzum has been at the helm of the annual Revue, but she gives all the credit to the students.
"The kids come up with the theme, the costumes and the choreography," she said. "Then we try to figure out which ones suit our voices and which ones we can get permission to do."
Submitted by Mary Nuzum
Warren High students rehearse “Man of Constant Sorrow” Tuesday, which will be included in the upcoming Revue entitled “Music Legends”. The event will be Thursday and Friday evening at the school.
Songs from "Music Legends," such as those mentioned above, will be performed with a twist by ninth- through twelfth-graders involved in different vocal groups.
"We have solos, duets, guy and girl ensembles, different choral groups and handbells," said Nuzum. "In all, there are about 20 to 22 numbers."
Not to give too much away but Nuzum said there is a Beach Boys number involving all 150 students that is very powerful.
If you go
What: Warren High School Revue "Music Legends"
When: Thursday and Friday, 8 p.m.
Where: Warren High School auditorium.
Cost: Tickets $7 at the door
Senior a cappella club president Michael Merrow, who is involved in seven different musical numbers and serves as an emcee, didn't find it too difficult to choose a favorite.
"'Man of Constant Sorrow,'" he said. "It's from the 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou' soundtrack but Bob Dylan actually did it and he is a music legend so that's how we were able to put it in this show."
The students were tasked with doing a poster project on a randomly chosen song which required them research the musical style, time period, clothing and dance styles.
Emcees Merrow and senior Becca Waters also had to look up facts on each song to serve as a script throughout the evening.
Along with choosing the songs and costumes, students came up with the choreography for most numbers as well.
Katelynne Anderson, a senior appearing in six numbers, said she has enjoyed participating in Revue the past four years and "it is a bit sad" to know she won't be back next year.
Anderson had the job of choreographing many of the musical numbers. She is a student of the Graceful Slipper in Marietta and has danced since she was four years old.
"It was a lot of fun looking at different videos of something like 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin and seeing the different ways people danced," she said.
Nuzum said that the students begin preparing for this event with auditions in February and it is usually very well attended and received by the community.
"Our boosters and the community are just always so supportive of us," she said.
Tickets are $7 and are available at the door.