This year, Kelly Stuible directed/taught the LCC class that ended in "Musical Scenes". It was a customized variety-scene experience stretching each student-performer in directions he or she might not have gone before. Of course the experienced performers were outstanding (Joe Quick, Ben English, Racheal Raymer, Doak Bloss) and all were fun to watch in the intimate setting of LCC's Black Box stage. It was fun to see songs from new musicals many of which we have yet to see -- a refreshing mix.
Singers on the Grand at Riverwalk was entitled "Toast of the Town," a tribute to the songs of the Ed Sullivan era,1948-1971. Their choral work is outstanding (Loved the "Ed Sullivan" song from Bye Bye Birdie) and of course, the Beatles medley. Various soloists offered a wide variety of songs, and some added fun characters (Dan Templin). Michael Chan again displayed his dance talents with graceful partner Rachel Ramsey. As always, the Grand Band provided great backup and Director Libby Brandon emceed with folksy, friendly background and introductions.