Oak Bay High students join The Palm Court Light Orchestra for two afternoon shows this week to celebrate musical theatre through the years.
The concerts, scheduled for April 4 and 5, takes its name from That’s Entertainment, a documentary film released in 1974 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that celebrated the studio’s 50th anniversary.
Featuring MGM’s Hollywood legacy of musicals from the 1920s to the 50s, the movie highlights the broad range of talent that took the screen after the trademark MGM lion’s roar, including Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Kathryn Grayson, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
For the concert, the orchestra and students will perform selections from Brigadoon, The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady, along with songs from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire and a tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
That’s Entertainment runs this Thursday in Sidney, 2 p.m. in the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre, Friday at 2 p.m. at the school’s Dave Dunnet Community Theatre.
Tickets are available online at marywinspear.ca or at the centre box office for the Sidney show, and at Munro’s Books, Long & McQuade and Ivy’s Books, or by phone at 1-250-748-9964 for the Oak Bay performance.