The popular “Songs for a Summer Night” concert series, featuring The Black River Singers, returns to The Chester Theatre Group for one weekend of performances in July!
The Black River Singers is a group primarily made up of singing actors, most of whom have appeared on our stage over the years. Begun in 1997, the first Songs for a Summer Night was so successful that it has been one of the most asked for programs the Chester Theater Group offers.
This year the 24 singers, accompanied by leader, Clifford Parrish (photo right), and bass player, Tim Metz, will offer choral versions of Broadway and pop oldies on the concert. A mash-up of opening numbers from some of your favorite musicals will start off the program, with both a Jazz Hot medley and an “Oklahoma!” medley included. Many of the choral selections will be repeats from prior programs that audiences have requested plus some fun new arrangements have been added and some of the singers will be featured in duets and ensembles from various shows. The closing number will be from The Sound of Music, with the audience invited to sing along on some songs.
Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, July 12 at 2 p.m. at The Black River Playhouse on the corner of Grove Street and Maple Avenue in historic Chester Borough.
Tickets are $25 with a $2 discount given to Seniors (over 65) and students (under 18 with ID) and can be purchased online at www.chestertheatregroup.org
Reservations can be made by calling 908-879-7304.
THE BLACK RIVER SINGERS:
Alice Regan Moynahan
Jodi Freeman Maloy
Chester Theatre Group 54 Grove St, Chester, New Jersey 07930