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Playhouse Singers promise family fun
'Musical Mirth' is tonight
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The Cumming Playhouse Singers will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cumming Playhouse. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

If you’re going

The Cumming Playhouse Singers will present “Musical Mirth” at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Cumming Playhouse. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (770) 781-9178 or at www.playhousecumming.com.

A local choral group will present a family-friendly concert this week.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Cumming Playhouse Singers will perform at its namesake venue.

Van McCollum, director of the group, said the show can be summed up by its title: “Musical Mirth.”

“It’s a program of choral music that is sure to delight and amuse,” McCollum said. “It will feature selections from Walt Disney productions, novelty numbers and a taste of Broadway.”

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be purchased by contacting the Cumming Playhouse.  

McCollum said audiences likely will recognize numbers such as “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” “It’s a Small World” and “Put on Your Sunday Clothes.”

The Cumming Playhouse Singers is comprised of about 60 vocalists, primarily from Forsyth County.

Founded in 2006, the group, which includes male and female singers, each year puts on several concerts at the playhouse and occasionally at other venues.

“We do at least three to four shows a year,” McCollum said. “Sometimes we’ll perform at churches because the playhouse might not be available since they stay so booked up.”

McCollum said the singers have been rehearsing for “Musical Mirth” since late January.

He said the show will be dedicated to founding member Lori Ashley Johnson, who passed away suddenly earlier this year from complications due to a kidney condition.

“We’ll honor her in our program and we’ve invited her family to come out,” McCollum said. “She had been with the group since we started and we’re now in our seventh year, so she will be missed.”

Linda Heard, executive director of the playhouse, said the group always has a good show.

“They put on a complete production that’s always very light-hearted and very entertaining,” she said. “It’s fine, fine choral music.”

Member Pat Groman said show is “definitely family-friendly.”

“The program will be a lot of fun,” she said. “It includes lots of music from Disney and there are also some spirituals and fun songs like ‘Duet for Two Cats’ and ‘Marry a Woman Uglier than You.’

“It’s a fun show for the entire family.”

Added McCollum: “Audiences will enjoy the variety of music and the many memorable songs … it’s a great show for kids.”