Platinum Edition Show Choir and Guests to Present Celebration 2017 Saturday

Viterbo’s renowned Platinum Edition show choir and special guests will present an evening of great singing and dancing with their annual variety performance Celebration 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

“The show will be full of great singing and dancing,” said Nancy Allen, music, director of Platinum Edition. “The group has worked really hard all year, and it is reflected in their excellent performances. I’m blessed to work with such dedicated students.”

Celebration 2017 will include a wide variety of rock, and pop, and hip hop music. The show will also feature songs from Platinum Edition’s performance at the American Choral Directors National Conference in Minneapolis in March. Platinum Edition was one of 38 groups selected to perform out of more than 300 that auditioned. Platinum Edition was also the only show choir chosen to perform.

Matt Campbell, theatre and music theatre, will be the emcee and a featured performer. Shane Rhoades, theatre and music theatre, is the associate director. Guest performers will include Tonal II, a men’s a cappella group, the Coulee Kids Choir, The Blazin Eight, and Stephanie Harter. Professional musicians from the La Crosse area will serve as the back-up band for the performance.

Celebration 2017 is the 18th spring show for Platinum Edition. The group is nationally known in show choir circles and has performed across the U.S. including New York, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Branson, Mo.

Tickets are $20 for main floor, $17 for lower balcony, and $14 for upper balcony seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit www.viterbo.edu/fac.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud.