Citrus Singers unveil new musical revue

by Cory Cruz
Staff Writer

The Citrus College Music Depart­ment will showcase its new musical revue entitled ”Citrus Singers ‘96,” which will be performed at the Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora on May 3, 4, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and May 5 and 11 at 2 p.m.

The show will display a variety of musical styles. There will be solos and production numbers with upbeat and fast-paced revues of pop music, show tunes, country, rock and jazz standards.

Produced by Ben D. Bollinger and directed by Douglas Austin, the show is setting out to be a crowd pleaser.

“We’re always doing somebody’s favorite, and then we move on to something completely different that will draw in another part of the audience,” said Austin.

Established in 1968 by Bollinger, the Citrus Singers program is a three year course of study at Glendora’s Citrus College, that exposes students to the world of vocal music in both performance and education.

Over the years, the group has performed the Brahms Requiem with the London Philharmonic Orchestra; won the International Choral Festival in Spittal, Austria, appeared at the Super Bowl and the Rose Bowl parades; and has given concerts in Great Britain, France, Italy and Poland.

The program trains students to compete at a professional level for work on stage in musicals and Las Vegas style revues or in a recording studio.

“Citrus Singers helped me strengthen my talents. It also gave me opportunities that otherwise I might not have had,” said former Citrus Singer Kelly Harris.

Harris went on to perform as Belle and Jasmine in Disney’s musical revue in California and Asia, and toured with Les Miserables as Fantine and as a member of the chorus.

Tickets for the show are $16.50 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. They are on sale in advance at the box office and at most Ticketmaster outlets. They can also be ordered by calling (818) 963-9411.

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