The four groups that comprise the Flynn Show Choirs, Vermontâ€™s first community-based Show Choir, perform their Spring Concerts at the Main Street Landing Black BoxÂ (60 Lake Street, Burlington), Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. The Adult Show Choir and Teen Show Choir Select perform on Saturday at 6 and 8 pm, and the Child and Teen Show Choirs perform on Sunday at 4 and 6 pm.
The Flynnâ€™s Adult Show Choir and Teen Show Choir Select will perform selections favorite Broadway musicals and some of pop music’s most influential artists, accompanied by a live band. These powerhouse performing troupes showcase the talents of the best young singers, actors, and dancers from around Vermont, as well as talented adults in the community. Directed by Andrea & Piero Bonamico with special coaching from Bill Reed, and choreographed by Kate Whalen. Come get your Gleek on!
The Flynnâ€™s child & teen Show Choirs are powerhouse performing troupes that showcase the talents of Vermontâ€™s best young singers, actors, and dancers. Join them for their Spring concert, where theyâ€™ll knock your socks off with Broadway favorites and pop sensations. A live band accompanies the outstanding performers, who are directed by Andrea & Piero Bonamico, with special coaching from Bill Reed.
Why a show choir? Flynn Center Education Director Christina Weakland says, â€œWe have been producing musicals cast with local teens to standing-room-only houses for the past three summers. Itâ€™s a program that weâ€™re very proud of, and one that is both exciting and wonderful. But it can also start out painfully, because the brutal truth about casting a show is that no matter how hard you try or how deeply connected you feel to a specific characterâ€™s plight, you may not be the right fit (or perhaps the only right fit) for a given role.Â A show choir model lifts that boundary, giving every kid involved the chance to try on a slew of different characters from different shows, as an exuberant team.â€