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Leaders of the Pack

September 24, 2017

420 S. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701
217-523-2787

TIME: 3pm

PRICE: $25-32

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LEADERS OF THE PACK is a retrospective musical biography celebrating the major female artists from the golden years of pop music in the 1940's, 50's and 60s. The story is hosted by the charming "Lovettes," three diverse leading ladies who take you through the top ten hits of the era through harmony, dance, narration, and multimedia production.

Audiences worldwide have been mesmerized with the show stopping choreography, powerhouse vocals, and nostalgic attention to detail in more than 25 legendary iconic songs. Spotlighting the 1940's big band era of the Andrew Sisters, to the Rock & Roll sounds of the 50's with the Chordettes, and the 60's pop of the Shirelles, Ronnettes, Supremes and more, LEADERS OF THE PACK is the ultimate "ladies night out," appealing to all ages and walks of life everywhere who are fans of the girl group legacy. 

Although each member of the Lovettes sounds like and visually resembles the artist they portray, LEADERS OF THE PACK is not to be confused as a tribute or impersonation show. The show recreates the timeless energy and style of the original artists as they were in their prime with raw authenticity. The wardrobe, hair, makeup and showmanship in the music are hauntingly preserved to its fullest respect. In addition to exploring the songs and female singers of the three decades, the musical revue also chronicles historical events of the time such as World War 2, the advertising age, The Vietnam War, and the explosive civil rights movements. The fast paced script weaves its way through the patriotic 40s, the innocence of the 50s to the unrest of the mid-60s, forever changing role of the modern women.

The Lovettes consist of Darcy Jo Wood, Jessica Lyons and Temeka Rameriz. The Lovers provide the musical accompaniment, complete with a 5 piece rhythm section and a full horn section specializing in Roots Rock & Roll. The hit parade of songs in the show includes Bye Bye Blackbird (McGuire Sisters), Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (The Andrew Sisters), Lollipop/Mr. Sandman (The Chordettes), Walking After Midnight (Patsy Cline), Leader of The Pack (The Shangri-Las), Stop in The Name of Love (The Supremes), These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra), Proud Mary (Tina Turner & The Ikettes), and many, many more! 

LEADERS OF THE PACK will be presented on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the LRS Theatre. The concert runs 90 minutes with one intermission. The show will be sponsored by CopperTree, Mike Armour and Stahl's Furniture.

Tickets are $32 for adults (orchestra and loge); $30 for seniors (orchestra and loge) and $28 for students (orchestra and loge). $25 balcony tickets are also available.

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