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Variety Show: “I Wanna Be A Star!” This Weekend
Commemorating thirteen years of youth theater activities in Bandon, New Artists Productions is kicking off a busy year of entertainment with the ninth annual I Wanna Be a Star! Variety Show. Show dates at the Sprague Community Theater are Friday, January 25th and Saturday, January 26th; show times are 7 pm both nights.
Anita Almich says, “The performers, ranging in age from 5 to 16, reside in Bandon, Coos Bay, Coquille, North Bend, and Sixes. They have all worked hard to perfect their acts to make this an awesome show.” Some will perform to pre-recorded music or live accompaniment; some will sing a’cappella; and others will perform to their own live instrumental accompaniment. The music repertoire includes selections from the Broadway, Country, Pop, and Christian genres. There will also be several dance routines and a reading of an original script accompanied by video.
According to New Artists Productions, the variety shows provide an opportunity for young people to test their wings on the stage before an audience. For several performers, it is the first time they are performing; a testament to their desire to be on the stage, doing their own thing.
This year’s line-up of performers are Kristina Allen, Ava Buberl, Haley and Talia DeAndrea, Rhianna Dutcher, Sydney Flynn, Michael Guerin, Kyla Harris, Allie Hennick, Luke Johnson, Natalie and Isabella Jones, Nathan Malamud, Ian Stevenson, Cayce Train, David and Natalie Vincent, Daniel Wood, Megan Wood. A dance routine choreographed by Trish Shropshire will also be presented by Olivia Kincaid, Sailor Hutton, Victoria Moehring, Hadassah and Gracie Slater, and Kristin Train. In addition to performing, Nicholas Zamora will serve as the show’s Mistress of Ceremony.
As in previous ‘I Wanna Be a Star!’ Variety Shows, the grand finale is planned by the Almichs as a tribute to the talents of the performers. This year’s act is ‘Laugh-In,’ with jokes and stories imitating the 1970s show. Tickets, priced at $5 for all patrons, will be sold at Bandon True Value Hardware and at the Sprague Theater before each performance. For information about the show or New Artists, call 541-347-2517. A snack bar will be available before each show and during intermission to help benefit future activities of the New Artists Productions program.