COAL CITY – For the primary time, the On-Broadway Dancers will gentle up the stage in Coal Metropolis on the AMAZE Gentle Pageant in Tinley Park for the Amaze Stage Present.
The present brings Amaze storybook characters, Zing, and Sparky to life because the On-Broadway Dancers create a one-of-a-kind efficiency crammed with a stay singer, authentic dancer numbers, and an authentic theme music.
Kim Scerine, proprietor and choreographer, for On-Broadway Dancers, stated her identify got here up as a suggestion when AMAZE was on the lookout for dancers for the stage present, giving her college students the chance to carry out at knowledgeable occasion.
Normally, the On-Broadway Dancers could be performing their annual Christmas present, however this was a possibility they couldn’t go up.
“For us, it’s like each different present that we do, so we worth the significance of it. To have the ability to do it on the size that [AMAZE] does, it’s giving them publicity acting on the identical schedules and calls for as a manufacturing,” Scerine stated.
In line with its website, the AMAZE Gentle Pageant is “magic come to gentle! AMAZE Gentle Pageant welcomes everybody of all ages to really feel the spirit of the Vacation unfold in a universe of sparkle, music, meals, dance, celebration, and surprise.”
The On-Broadway dancers carry out through the Zing and Sparky Candy Journey Storybook & Stage Present at 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. every night time.
Scerine stated the dancers had a number of rehearsals to get able to carry out with Ryan Reinbacher, of Braidwood, answerable for blocking and staging the mascots. They created their very own ten-minute audio observe for the present and rewrote a music for Zing and Sparky to finish the present for the finale, which is getting used within the New York present.
“We reworded and reverted an already written music and Stephen sings it. and now that music and his voice are getting used within the New York present,” she stated.
Stephen Byers, of Coal Metropolis, sings the unique music “Zing and Sparky” thanked Scerine for the chance and stated after he obtained the position he “was able to go.”
“I wasn’t anticipating me saying sure would put my voice all of the into New York. Being Zing has been one of the vital rewarding issues ever. Seeing these children’ faces develop a smile each time I stroll on stage is probably the most wonderful a part of the night time,” he stated.
Scerine stated the efficiency is up-tempo, holiday-oriented, and kid-friendly however her favourite a part of the present is the meet and greet, the place the dancers come off stage and meet the youngsters within the viewers.
“Considered one of my favourite elements about acting at AMAZE could be to unfold the vacation cheer and put smiles on little children’ faces and taking photos with everybody after we dance makes my day,” Mya McCubbin, a dancer from Wilmington stated.
The AMAZE Gentle Pageant runs till Jan. 7, and is open from 4 to 10 p.m. on occasion days. For extra data together with tickets, go to https://amazelightfestival.com/chicago/. AMAZE Gentle Pageant Chicago is positioned at Odyssey Enjoyable World at 19111 Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park.
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