CHS choral department presents ‘Cinemagic’

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield High School Choral Department, under the direction of Kelly Scurich, performed the grand finale of their show Cinemagic on Jan. 26.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.Bruno Bros Pizza brought enough pizza for everyone who attended the Canfield Choral Boosters and Canfield High School Choral Department’s Cinemagic Dinner Theater on Jan. 26.

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Neighbors | Abby Slanker.The Canfield High School Choral Department, under the direction of Kelly Scurich, performed a variety of songs from decades of movies during Cinemagic on Jan. 26.

By ABBY SLANKER

aslanker@vindy.com

Canfield High School choral department students provided their families and friends with magical movie music as they presented songs from decades of movies during their Cinemagic Dinner Theater on Jan. 26.

Under the direction of Kelly Scurich, members of the concert choir, chamber ensemble and One Octave Higher ensemble belted out a variety of songs from the big screen.

Canfield Choral Boosters President Holly Prout welcomed the large crowd.

“Thank you all for coming and thank you for your continued support in building the music program at Canfield High School. I’d like to give a huge thank you to our vendors. We could not make this event a success without your donations of food and time. Lastly, I’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped with this event. It takes a village and I know we could not do this without you. Thank you and enjoy the night,” Prout said.

To open the show and welcome their audience, the choirs performed The Opening Reel of “Just Go To the Movies” and “That’s Entertainment.”

Moving onto Thanks for the Memory - A Collection of Classics, the students sang “Thanks for the Memory,” “You Made Me Love You (I Didn’t Want To Do It),” “Happy Trails,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “I Won’t Dance” and finished with “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.”

Next in the performance was Isn’t It Romantic? - A Time for Love. Students began with “Where Do I Begin (Love Theme),” and moved into “Isn’t It Romantic?” Continuing with the love theme, the choirs then performed “Unchained Melody,” “The Way We Were,” “Up Where We Belong” and finished with “When I Fall In Love.”

Shaking it up a bit, the next portion of the performance was titled The Heat is On - A Quest for Adventure, which included such songs as, “The Exodus Song,” “Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme),” “The Heat Is On” and “Shakedown.” The students ended the adventure portion of the show with “Raiders March.”

During The Envelope Please - An Academy Award-Winning Songfest, the students reprised songs from big screen winners. To start, the students sang “In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening” and “The Way You Look Tonight.” Next up was “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head,” “Under the Sea,” “Theme from Jaws” and “Born Free.” The choirs then moved into “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Three Coins In The Fountain,” “Mona Lisa” and “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” and wrapped up the award-winning portion of the show with “Moon River.”

To end the show, the students gave their regards to Hollywood in The Final Reel - Give My Regards To Hollywood, and started with “Flashdance...What a Feeling.” Next up was “Night Fever,” “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear,” “Where the Boys Are” and “Somewhere Out There.” The choirs then moved onto “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Footloose” and “(Meet) The Flintstones.” For the grand finale, the students reprised “That’s Entertainment.”

‘Cinemagic’ ensemble included soprano - Isabella Audia, Kaleigh Ceci, Megan Coggins, Hannah Edwards, Kailey Fishel and Lily Weiss; alto - Claire Audia, Katie Dysert, Lauren Jones, Lauren Johnson, Cortney Prout and Annabelle Scianna; bass - Matt D’Ippolito, Greg Halley, Ty Schaab and Troy Tyson; tenor - Dom DeRamo, Ashton Gingerich, Haydn Nottingham and Alex Sanders.

The show was directed and choreographed by Scurich, with musicians David DePanicis, Eric Finkelstein, Ronnie Sue Gregory and Stephen Ley. Sound and lighting was headed up by Jeff Mentzer, Grace Schuler, Danielle Sainato and Madison Zetts.

Prior to the performance, the Canfield Choral Boosters offered a ‘Cinemagic’ tasting event in the high school cafeteria featuring local and regional restaurant specialties. Local caterers and restaurants offering up their specialties including, A La Cart Catering, Avion on the Water, Bogey’s Bar and Grill, Belleria Pizza and Italian Restaurant, Bruno Bros Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Cocca’s Pizza, Davidson’s Restaurant, The Federal, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, High Octane, Inner Circle Pizza, Kim’s Confections, Little Greek Fresh Grill and Melissa’s Sweets and Good Eats.

Student T-shirt sponsor was Prout Boiler Heating and Welding, Inc. Graphic design and printing services were provided by Craig Olson of Olfield Graphics. Linens were provided by Jo-An Linen Co., Inc. and the eight-foot tables were provided by George Roman Auctioneers.

Canfield Choral Boosters provided students’ dinner of Wedgewood Pizza, salad, chips, Rice Krispy treat and water. Centerpieces were designed and created by Linda D’Ippolito.

Several Canfield Choral Boosters members volunteered throughout the evening to ensure the success of the event.

The dinner theater is presented by the Canfield Choral Boosters and Canfield High School Choral Department as an annual fund raising event. Choir is an academic program with many outside expenses, some of which include the costs of choir robes for each student, fees for accompanists and competitions, out of state travel every other year and scholarships for seniors.

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