Singers, dancers and musicians will celebrate mothers on Saturday evening, May 12, at the Show Boat Theatre in Hermann. The Mother’s Day eve performance begins at 7 p.m.
The cast of this fast-paced show will perform a variety of music from Broadway musicals, songs of Simon and Garfunkel, and German music, along with well-known oldies and contemporary tunes. Numbers include “Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “In the Mood,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” and others.
Familiar faces returning to the stage include mezzo soprano Carrie Tilly. She, along with her parents Bob and Nancy Kirchhofer, have produced this show the past six years as a benefit for the Hermann German-American Club.
Kampbell Hemeyer, Sam Holland, Coulter Schwartze and Aspen Meyer are back this year and will be accompanied by the pit band: John Berkemeyer, Patrick Dell, Leroy Schwartze, and Bob Kirchhofer.
Violinist Ben Brennell, a senior at Hermann High School, will be among the musicians accompanying the singers. “I am excited about having him join the group,” said Nancy Kirchhofer. This will be Ben’s first appearance in the Mother’s Day Show.
Another addition to the program is the ever-popular Marilyn Loehnig with her accordion. She will accompany Carrie with some rousing German tunes. You won’t want to miss their rendition of “The Lonely Goatherd.”
Show tickets are $12.50 for adults and $8 for students 13-18 years of age. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the Hermann Welcome Center until the afternoon of the show and also will be sold at the theater box office on the evening of the show. The box office opens at 6 p.m.
Proceeds from the show benefit the Hermann German-American Club’s efforts to promote, foster and encourage understanding, good will, cooperation and common interests with the citizens of Hermann’s sister city, Bad Arolsen, Germany, and to offer financial assistance for exchange programs between these cities.
A group of 14 students recently spent 12 days in Hermann for a very successful student exchange.
In mid-October, Rainer Boettcher, music director at the Christian-Rauch Schule, will make his final U.S. student orchestra tour with a 31-piece orchestra.
Anyone wishing to join the German-American Club, or renew their membership, may do so at the show.