St. Philip Neri School show to feature musical variety


March 03, 2002|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

PATRIOTIC performances and a salute to St. Patrick's Day are among the acts on the bill of the annual variety show staged by St. Philip Neri School on March 10.

The public is welcome to an afternoon of entertainment starting at 2 p.m. in the new parish center.

Pupils from kindergarten through eighth grade are participating in the show, which will include ballet, gymnastics, karate and contemporary dance performances. Keyboard players, comedians, country musicians and religious singers also will be featured.

The all-male Rockettes from last year's show have transformed themselves into the Spice Girls this year. Closing the show is the annual finale presented by the eighth-grade graduating class.

Therese Fries, chairwoman of the event, said she is excited about this year's show and the work the pupils have put into it. "There really are some quality routines. They're doing so well. I'm so proud of them," she said.

Admission is $2 per person and $10 per family. St. Philip Neri is located at 6401 S. Orchard Road.

Information: Therese Fries, 410-684-2536.

Maryland Sings

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum will present Maryland Sings at 5 p.m. March 17 at Chesapeake Center for the Creative Arts in Brooklyn Park. The performance will feature songs from Broadway, music from the 1940s and country tunes.

Maryland Sings is a group of talented high school and college singers, ages 16 to 23 years, that has gained an international reputation during two tours through seven countries. The group also has performed on national television and in the East Room of the White House.

The group has raised funds for several charities. They helped the Maryland Department of Education raise money to purchase more than 50,000 books for children and worked in partnership with Reading Makes Cents and the Baltimore Blast to collect books for the Even Start Family Literacy Program.

Bill Myers, musical director of Maryland Sings holds a master's degree from Peabody Conservatory and has extensive vocal and conductor training.

The Performing Arts Association sells tickets on a subscription basis. The cost is $34. The final performance of the season, a tribute to the Count Basie band, is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 27.

Tickets and information: Jo Barker, 410-859-3308, or Eloise Vaughan, 410-859-8047.

Spaghetti dinner

Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road, will sponsor a traditional spaghetti dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will include side dishes, a homemade dessert and beverage. The cost is $7, $6 for seniors, $3 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children younger than age 4.

Carryout will be available.

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