Superior Singers take you to the movies in song
The Superior Singers proudly presents its summer 2017 concert series, "Let's Go to the Movies" featuring songs and themes from the Silver Screen. Bring the whole family this summer as the Singers bring their movie magic to a venue near you. It's Lights ... Camera ... Action this summer as the singers perform movie music from every generation of the hugely popular motion picture industry in their own innovative style.
From songs written for movies to popular songs featured in movies to actual movie themes — there is something for everyone no matter what your taste.
The Singers open their set with the title track from the musical and movie "Annie" which glorifies that glamorous era from the golden age of movies. Continuing with the classic movie songs, their next set is based on the movie song "Thanks for the Memory" and also includes "Cheek to Cheek" and "Steppin' Out With My Baby" from the legendary Irving Berlin. Swing-time fun packed with nostalgia.
A song that had a major resurgence in popularity in the animated feature "Shrek," "Hallelujah" will come to life like never before as the singers give this Leonard Cohen classic their a cappella treatment — not to be missed. Their first theme comes next from the very popular "Pink Panther" series of movies featuring the great Peter Sellers with this jazzy theme from Henry Mancini that you won't be able to get out of your head. Reprising their next song from 2015's "The Beat Goes On" concert, "Build Me Up, Buttercup" regained popularity when it appeared at the end of the comedy "There's Something About Mary." This amazing a cappella arrangement is certainly worthy of repeat. Another theme comes next as the singers have some fun with the zany "Holiday Road" from National Lampoon's "Vacation."
Two from the spy/cop genre as the singers perform the original James Bond theme from the first movie "Dr. No," and then wow you with an a cappella version of the 1980s hit song "Axel F" from the Beverly Hills Cop series featuring Eddie Murphy.
Something for the kids and the big kid in all of us as up next are songs from the "Peanuts" movie that came out last year — you better put on your dancing shoes for these fun songs by pop star Meghan Trainor. The singers' epic comes next as they tackle that classic Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" featured in a classic scene in the movie "Wayne's World" with our good friend, Patrick Reijo taking the lead — it promises to be unforgettable.
More fun comes as the singers perform "Eye of the Tiger" from Rocky 3 and a really fun, audience participation song featured in "Animal House", the Isley Brothers' "Shout". You won't forget seeing Tom Cruise for the first time in "Risky Business" when he plays air guitar as the singers go out singing Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock n' Roll" and come back one more time for one of the greatest movie song endings from "Dirty Dancing," "(I've Had) The Time of My Life!" We know you are going to have the time of your life as the Superior Singers present "Let's Go to the Movies"!
Join the Superior Singers Summer 2017 concert at a venue near you this summer. All concerts are free and open to the public.
For call (218) 348-8314 or visit www.superiorsingers.com.
This summer's schedule includes:
May 29: Memorial Day, 1 p.m. at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, Superior.
June 11: 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 5454 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown.
June 25: 7 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 4715 Hermantown Road, Hermantown.
June 29: 7 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Church, 6101 Cody St., Duluth.
July 4: 1 p.m. at Heritage Park Superior right after Superior's Fourth of July parade.
July 12: 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church Hermantown as part of Hermantown's Summerfest.
July 17: 7 p.m. at Lake Nebagamon Auditorium.
Aug. 1: 7 p.m., Neighborhood Night Out at Zion Lutheran Church, 2022 E. Second St., Superior.
Aug. 5: 8 p.m. at Memorial Park, Duluth, as part of Spirit Valley Days.
Aug. 8: 7 p.m. United Presbyterian Church, 229 N. 28th St., Superior.