The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
By Virginia Ross
If you were not at the Capitol Theater this weekend, you missed an outstanding musical program. "One Enchanted Evening," the music of Rogers & Hammerstein. It resounded from wall to wall thanks to nineteen vocalists from both Illinois and Iowa surrounding area, a superb pianist, a bass and percussion. The production was dedicated to Russell Arms, Bill Reed & Jim Martin.
Beginning with the "March of the Siamese Children," the songs from The King and I, Carousel, Cinderella, and Oklahoma thrilled the audience who tapped toes, swayed, and literally bounced in their seats to tunes so familiarly delightful- and that was only Act I.
Act II featured songs from State Fair, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song, Showboat and Sound of Music. It was hard not sing along to those, oh, so favorite melodies. But, our chance came near the end when the audience was invited to join in on three songs from the Sound of Music: "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Me" and "Edelweiss." And, sing with gusto we did.
The group ended the concert with first Becky Ahern, Mary Lynne Arms and Carolyn Whitehouse singing "Climb Every Mountain" and being joined by the entire group; it was an amazing program.
I should mention the young lady that sang the national anthem-what a superb job and the really young lady , Callie Nason, who sang "In My Own Little Corner" from Cinderella.
The Capitol really wants you to attend their programs and tickets may be ordered on line (I did); they will be held for you on a "will call" basis. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday in the afternoon.
Here is a list of coming events:
Aug.25.LIVE Hip Hop Mixtapes Explosion
Sep.15.......Guitar legend Johnny Winter
Sept.21......Memories of Conway Twitty
Oct.5....The Many colors of Dolly Parton
Oct.6.................Crazy "Bout Patsy Cline
Nov.10..........Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra Kid's Concert
Mary Lynne Arms
Narrator: Chuck Betts
Tatyana Hetzer, Pianist
Jason Lambert, Bass
Dave Scott, Percussion