We interrupt the final completion of the Panama Canal cruise to include the subject songs and tales from VocalEssence and “Mark Twain” at the high school’s Performing Arts Center. We had seen this performance a couple of years ago at Theatre L’Homme Dieu and very much enjoyed it again. Interspersed throughout will be sights of this (unfortunate) spring season . . .
[The program . . . ]
[Yes, we did forsake the final round of the Masters . . . ]
[But it was worth it . . . ]
[Although a totally different presentation, this appears to be the most recent YouTube of VocalEssence . . . ]
[And the final bows. The program started with three songs from our high school choir, and then VocalEssence joined them for a fourth. I’m always amazed at the talent of the kids . . . ]
[Between songs by VocalEssence, we were treated to the musings of Mark Twain (by Don Shelby) and the barefoot fiddlings of Sara Pajunen . . . ]
[The Super and Patty Wicken enjoy a little post-performance repartee with Mr. Twain (Mr. Shelby and the Super are both native Hoosiers) . . . ]
[Not VocalEssence, but as noted in the program this was the penultimate song. And while they did it very well, I was thinking it would have been nice to have the high school choir come back out and join them in this. It’s a BIG sound song!]
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost — it’s there and then it’s gone. ~ Maggie Smith
Up Next: Finally finishing the Panama Canal?