Northwestern Singers to perform in Austin

Published 11:58 am Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Northwestern Singers will present “Hey! I Know That Song!” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 22 and at 3 p.m. on Jan. 23 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin.

The Northwestern Singers. --Submitted photo

It promises to be a very fun and entertaining show complete with choreography, costumes and songs that will be recognized by all. NWS is directed by Brock Besse who arranged most of the music for the show and, the show is accompanied by an instrument ensemble. A children’s choir directed by Nikky Krautbauer will also perform. The show includes Disney songs from shows such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast” and others. Also featured will be disco songs including YMCA, great tunes from “Mamma Mia” and “Phantom of the Opera” and wonderful oldies such as “Thanks For The Memories,” “Cheek To Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.” Add a little country and Broadway to make this a show you won’t want to miss. We guarantee you’ll be singing along!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are available at the Paramount Theatre (434-0934), Hy-Vee in Austin or from NWS members.

The Northwestern Singers, a nonprofit organization, are a group of men and women from Austin, Albert Lea and Rochester area who range in age from early 20s to 70s. All share the love of singing and performing. They present two shows each year in January and May. They also host a benefit concert in November to raise funds for youth music. To date, NWS has given $30,000 to public and parochial school music programs.