Summer Players, Jazz Society Showcase Movie Music

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Lorna Batycki is among the singers in Movies Go To Broadway. (Timpkip Imaging Photo)

Saskatoon Summer Players and the Saskatoon Jazz Society have developed a tradition of mid-winter co-entertainment. 

The Movies Go To Broadway marks the sixth such musical revue, this time featuring songs from movies that ended up as Broadway shows. The two arts groups have reversed last year’s cabaret theme — Broadway shows and songs that made it to the silver screen. 

Twenty-two singers will be joined in the show by a live band on Feb. 22 and 23 at The Bassment. The show will be hosted by Kevin Bode and Liam Cummins, and directed by Rob Armstrong.

The show, said Armstrong in a release, “features many classic songs, teamed up with outstanding numbers from movies that made the leap to the stage.

“The show runs the emotional gauntlet, capturing the audience’s attention from the opening number to the final bow.”

Songs include I Want to be a Producer from The Producers, Shine like the Sun from 9 to 5 and Poor Unfortunate Souls from The Little Mermaid. Lorna Batycki, Shaun Stevenson, Celeste Nicholson and Gwenda MacPherson are among the singers.

Shows are at 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Tickets range from $23 for members to $28, available through the Jazz Festival box office (306-652-4700) or www.thebassment.ca