Mid-Kentucky Arts continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary with their latest performance, Studio 150, Revisited. In contrast to their popular Christmastime performance, Studio 150 brings out a jazzier side of the chorus group with hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s and more in an elegant, nightclub style show.
Susan Spalding, Director of Mid-Kentucky Arts, said after several years of putting Studio 150 on hiatus, the chorus brought the back an old favorite with a fun new twist. She remarked the performance is tinted with nostalgia and was created to give their audience a taste of a nice evening out with entertainment to excite.
“We’re calling this Studio 150, Revisited, because it’s exactly what we’re doing. We’re kind of bringing back the show,” she said. “… We’ve got a couple of pieces that we had from the original shows, but we’ve added others too, because there’s just so many songs to pick from to whittle it down.”
Spalding said the show is expected to have hits from Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, Whitney Houston, Linda Ronstadt, Diana Ross and more. The show highlights some of Mid-Kentucky Arts’ best performers in solos, duets and group songs featuring Nelson County residents and Stephen Foster Story cast regulars.
“The music is more of a yesteryear celebrities so we’ve got a couple of pieces that Frank Sinatra would have done like, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ and ‘I’ve Got You Under my Skin.’ ” Spalding said. “We’ve got that but then we go to something like Elton John, ‘Don’t Go Breaking my Heart.’ ”
Studio 150, Revisited will be performed on March 17 and 18 at the Springfield Opera House and on March 19 in the St. Catherine Hall at the St. Catherine Motherhouse. Tickets are $20 and available at www.midkentuckyarts.com.