Participants in the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe’s performing arts collaborative with the Marguerite Neel Williams Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Georgia are ready to showcase the results of their training and preparation this weekend.
A 30-minute performance of “Gotta Be Jazz,” under the direction of Troupe’s assistant director and outreach coordinator Stephanie Hart, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the group’s Fred Allen Building, located at 427 Covington Avenue in Thomasville. The program, arranged and choreographed by John Jacobson and John Higgins, features familiar jazz, blues and dixieland classics like “It Don’t Mean a Thing” and “Route 66,” as well as an original theme song tying the selections together.
The collaborative effort between the two youth organizations, which goes back to 2010, provides Boys & Girls Club members an opportunity to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of performing arts. Since early 2011, the Thomasville Music & Drama Troupe has been offering a series of interaction workshops for young students who have an interest in the performing arts, including singing, dance and drama, at no cost to the participants.
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