|Submitted by April Dawson|
Following the tradition of Calhoun's legendary Follies, the final performance of "Red Devil Revues" is tonight at 7 p.m. at Calhoun Middle-High, presented by the music department.
Like the Follies, the "Revues" is a large variety-type show featuring singing, dancing and acting.
The 2011 "Show Girls" will follow another Follies tradition. Calhoun's loveliest ladies will keep audiences entertained with their flashy moves and high kicks.
An appearance by the Middle School, Devilaires Choir will have attendees tapping along to every song.
Former Follier and Calhoun Schools technology specialist, Bonnie Sands, stated with enthusiasm, "Calhoun has been waiting years for something like this to come back around. As soon as tickets go on sale, I'll be in the front row."
According to Choral and Theatre director Eileen Marsh, the choir has grown considerably and although not quite 150 members strong like they once were, the students involved are having a blast and loving every minute of it.
Senior member, Justin Yeager stated, "I'm so glad something like this has finally come, even if I only get to do it for one year." With a show tunes theme, audiences will hear songs from musicals such as Grease, Mamma Mia!, For the Boys and many other fan favorites. Skits will also be performed by the CHS theatre class and dance numbers by the CHS dance class.
Dance Instructor Casey Hill remembers when her older sister was in Follies at the 'old school' and having to build a stage, hang streamers and set-up sound and light equipment. With the newer school's amazing facilities, a lot of the manual labor has been cut from the preperation.
Adult tickets are $4. Student tickets $3.