Tim Henderson wants his music students to shine.To help make that happen, the Kennewick High School choir teacher and drama instructor Dennis Larsen co-wrote an original musical score that promises to rock the house.
That house will be the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High, and the showstopper is a musical revue, Don't Stop the Music.
The production starts at 7 p.m. May 12-14. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
The audience will hear the vintage music of Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and Frank Sinatra, as well as contemporary numbers by Norah Jones and Kirby Shaw.
But this show will feature more than music. There will be a typical American high school story to go with it, Henderson said.
"It follows a group of student musicians as they explore the history of jazz through dance, music and song during the school day leading up to their big evening concert performance," he said.
Kennewick High's jazz band along with the Mad Hatter's Jazz Choir will do the entertaining.
And there will be plenty of solo performances by students Al Rannow, Sierra Combs, Eric Law, Kareen Law, Gabriella Furniss, Alex Martin, Bethany Bjur, Desiree Carr, Savannah Dixon, Gracie Riel, Aimee Martin and Kimberlyn Harris.
There also will be a cameo appearance from the high school's assistant principal Dennis Boatman. But you'll have to see the show to find out Boatman's role, Henderson said.
Advanced tickets are available at Ted Brown Music, 2600 N. Columbia Center Blvd., or call Henderson at 509-845-4943.
*Dori O'Neal: 582-1514; firstname.lastname@example.org