TIME: 8pm Sat, 2pm Sun
The Hoogland Center for the Arts is pleased to present the Doo Wop group Harbor Lights On July 20 at 8 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m.
With the amazing success of the musical hit "Jersey Boys" touring throughout the country, and the even more recent emergence of "Straight No Chaser" into the marketplace, the a cappella Doo Wop sound has never been more in the forefront. Audiences of all ages are thirsting for this fun, uplifting harmonic vocal style that simply makes you feel really good.
Five seasoned entertainers, George Carl, Dave Mitchell, Cheryl De Rosier, Jimmy Calinski and Fernando Rodriguez, came together 10 years ago to become Harbor Lights. These performers have individual histories of performances at The White House in Washington, D.C., the 100th Olympiad in Atlanta, live international broadcasts on Voice of America, and tours in Europe to entertain US troops.
As they break into song it takes the audience a while to realize that there is no instrumental accompaniment. Not even a pitch pipe. The group laughingly terms it as "singing without a net". Their unique vocal arrangements bring the tunes together seamlessly. Who needs a band?
As they move through the show they fold the history of the music into their presentation and the audience becomes part of the show. Stirring renditions of Under the Boardwalk, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and My Girl transports the audience back to a more simple romantic time when life was far less complicated. The show is a musical journey with a happy ending.
Show times are Saturday, July 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. There will also be a pre-show dinner on Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $15. Information/Tickets: 217-523-2787/www.hcfta.org
The Hoogland Center for the Arts is located at 420 South Sixth Street in Springfield. Box office hours are 10am-5pm Monday through Friday, and two hours before the start of the performance.
Harbor Lights is sponsored by Corporation Service Company and Office Max. The Hoogland Center for the Arts Summer Series is sponsored by Midwest Family Broadcasting and Stahl’s Furniture.