Rogers City Community Theatre will present a cabaret-style show entitled "Songs I'll Never Sing," which will feature vocalist Heather Nordenbrock accompanied by Tyler Kivel on piano.
The event will take place this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, located at 257 N. Third, Rogers City.
Audience members can expect to hear a variety of selections from the musical theatre canon, including songs from "Les Miserables," "The Sound of Music," "White Christmas," "Mary Poppins," "The Wizard of Oz," "Guys and Dolls," "The Secret Garden" and "Annie," works by Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Weber, and many others.
In selecting pieces for the evening's performance, Nordenbrock said, "I chose songs that I have a connection with, but are traditionally sung by characters for which I would not likely be considered. I could never play Annie, but I love the song 'Tomorrow.' This is a chance for me to sing these great pieces, these "Songs I'll Never Sing."
It is hoped this will be considered a special event and people will take it as an opportunity to dress up and have a classy night out. In this spirit, the Rogers City Community Theatre has sought a one-night only liquor license and intends to offer wine for sale at $5 a glass and beer for $3 each.
All proceeds from these sales will go directly to the community theatre group. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door, with proceeds to go towards the educational expenses of the performers.
Nordenbrock is currently attending Eastern Michigan University seeking her Master of Arts in Theatre. She received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Kivel has accepted a graduate assistantship in teaching at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and will pursue his Master of Music degree in piano, having recently graduated from Central Michigan University with a degree in piano performance. He will also be performing a classical piano and vocal recital with Kevin Gage on June 29 at 7 p.m. at the First United Congregational Church in Alpena.
Doors open Saturday at 7 p.m. and patrons may purchase pre-show beverages, as well as other concessions, at that time, and during several breaks throughout the evening. No advanced tickets will be sold and seating is not reserved. For more information about this event, call Riconda at 657-5168.