Spooktacular XII: “Halloween Hijinks”
The Angelo State University Choir will present “Spooktacular XII: Halloween Hijinks” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in the McNease Convention Center, 500 Rio Concho Drive.
The free family event will include past Spooktacular favorites as well as a few new tricks and treats. The program will feature a dramatic interpretation of Jester Hairston’s spooky spiritual “That Ole House is Haunted” and an audience sing-a-long of humorous “pumpkin carols.” Additional selections will include a choral medley of selections from Webber’s musical “Cats,” the calypso folk song “Zombie Jamboree” and the audience favorite “Time Warp” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” movie. The evening will also include “Duetto buffo di due Gatti” (“Cat Duet”), a humorous duet for two sopranos that paraphrases music from Rossini’s opera “Otello,” and a parody of Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” based on the 1957 Bugs Bunny cartoon “What’s Opera Doc?”
Dr. Scott Raines of ASU’s music faculty will join the choir for an exciting rendition of “Danse Macabre.” Raines, an associate professor, specializes in teaching voice. Three alumni of the ASU Choir, Trina Medillin Delgado, Alexis Joliff and Debra Edmund, also will perform, reprising a scene from the movie “Hocus Pocus.”
In addition, a children’s costume contest for ages 12 and younger will be held an hour before the show. Winners of the contest will be presented at the concert.
The ASU Choir is conducted by Dr. Pamela Lee, professor of music and director of choral activities.
For more information, contact the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.