MASON — Over 50 students will be taking the stage this weekend at Wahama High School, as they present the Falcon Follies “90’s Babyz.”
The show is under the direction of Rachel Reynolds, and will be held Friday through Sunday. Evening performances will be featured both Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., and the Sunday matinee will start at 2 p.m.
While the event will not include a dinner option as in previous years, each person attending will receive a snack pack of popcorn and a drink in a souvenir cup. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children, students, and seniors over 55 years of age.
From Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart,” to Madonna’s “Vogue,” the show will boast the best of the 90’s through a variety of musical genres. The full cast will be featured in a number of songs and medleys, including “90’s Rock Party,” “Cup of Life,” “Seasons of Love,” and “I’ll Be There For You.”
Songs made popular from the movies “Grease,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Lion King” will also be among the show. Members of the newly formed White Falcon Glee Club will be the singers and dancers in the “Grease” medley.
Fourteen numbers will make up the first half of the show. Among the songs will be “My Maria,” featuring a trio of boys as singers, and the song made popular by the dance craze, “Macarena.”
A 15-minute intermission will separate the show halves. Concessions will be sold during intermission, with all proceeds helping to create next year’s show, according to Reynolds.
Another 14 songs will finish out the production. “Unchained Melody,” “Gonna Make You Sweat,” and “Ice, Ice Baby,” will be among the second half performances.
The show will also feature a live band for the singers and dancers, made up of local musicians and music educators. They include Barbara Mitchell, piano; Ron Oxley, guitar; Mike Harbour, bass; Kenny Bond, drums; Emily Hall, clarinet; Ken Dodson, trumpet; Kim Bond, tenor saxophone; and back-up vocals, Reynolds and Travis Cullen.
The production takes many workers and volunteers, Reynolds said. From Barry Taylor doing sound, to the many people operating lights and microphones, to parents and boosters selling tickets and concessions, there are weeks and weeks of preparation.
Advance tickets will be sold at the office during school hours through Friday to avoid the lines at the door prior to performances.
The Wahama High School Choir will present Falcon Follies “90’s Babyz” this weekend on the stage at Wahama High School. Over 50 students will be singing and dancing to the best songs of the 90’s. Pictured are the dancers of “Groove is in the Heart,” front row, Riley Hankinson, left, and Abby Pauley, right. Back row includes, from left, Jessica Dangerfield, Jaylen Burris, and Gabriella Menendez.