Monday, July 30, 2007

Mark Anton Pevarnic to Perform at Soo Theatre Benefit, Friday, August 3

Hometown hero, Mark Anton Pevarnic, returns to the Soo for a concert of American popular song to benefit the Soo Theatre Project. The Soo Theatre will be filled with wonderful music on Friday, August 3 when Mark Anton Pevarnic and featured local performers present a concert to benefit the Soo Theatre Project. Mark will present highlights from his one man show, "Born Singin'," a revue of American popular song.

Rising stars from the Soo Theatre Arts Resource Studios will join Mark on stage. Among these are Laura Ailing, Melanie Case, Liz Jacobus, Kellie Kaunisto, Lola Kennedy, Regina and Victoria Szleg, Shirley Wilkinson, and Caroline Zinser. As a special sneak preview, Dave Rhinard and Gabbi Werner will enthrall audiences with a duet from the Soo Theatre's upcoming production of Annie.

In addition, Mark will be offering a master vocal workshop and private lessons. For more information on this, please call Mark directly at 360-870-7575.


Friday, August 3, 2007, 7:30 p.m.


Soo Theatre, 534 Ashmun St.


$10 for adults, $5 for children 8 and under
Available at the Soo Theatre office and at the door

For more information call 906-632-1930


Born in the Soo and the son of Audrey and Tony Pevarnic, Mark has been a professional singer for over 30 years. He currently performs his one man show Born Singin' in venues throughout Southern California and tours and performs with Dick Williams (Andy Williams' brother) and Dick Castle as The Pied Pipers, The Lancers, and the Guy Lombardo Trio.

Mark Anton earned a B.A. in Music Education at Northern Michigan University, taught music in the Michigan public schools, and then pursued graduate studies in voice and piano at Indiana University. Graduate studies led to a tour with the Norman Luboff Choir which led him to a spot as lead tenor with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra's vocal group, The Pied Pipers. Along the way he has studied with Dr. Margaret Haynes at Indiana University, William Shriner of the New York City Opera, Eileen Farrell of New York's Metropolitan Opera (and renowned jazz singer), and Gloria Lane of Italy's La Scala Opera.

Mark has sung lead tenor with the Roger Wagner Chorale, The Dapper Dans of Disneyland, and performed with Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Placido Domingo, Julie Andrews, Barry Manilow, George Burns, Cyd Charisse, many of the stars of the Big Band Era, and the big bands of Ray Anthony, Les Brown, Jimmy Dorsey, Horace Heidt, and Billy May.

For more information, see the Mark Anton Singers' Studio website.

Mark Anton's CD, Lost and Found, is available at the Soo Theatre office (call 906-632-1930). Or email to order.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Elementary Musical Theatre Camp Performs Friday, July 27

Don't miss the STARS Elementary Musical Theatre Camp's musical performance of "Welcome to the Jungle" Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m. on the Soo Theatre stage. This is a free performance, so come on down!

Photos from the performance:
Photos 1, Photos 2

Monday, July 16, 2007

One Night Only! Seussical Junior!

I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age!
Why, one Think and you dragged me right onto the stage!
Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue
With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!

So says the mischievous Cat in the Hat at the onset of this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! The talented young actors from the STARS Musical Theatre Camp lovingly bring to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and all of the Whos of Whoville!

These classic, colorful tales are seamlessly brought together by Jojo, a young boy and “thinker of strange and wonderful thinks!” As each story unfolds you will marvel at how relevant and profound Seuss’s subtle themes are; making this musical one that appeals to all ages.

The score emerges as a Seussian gumbo of musical styles, ranging from Latin to pop, swing to gospel, and R&B to funk! So let your toes tap, your fingers snap, and your imagination run wild, for...
If you open your mind,
Oh, the Thinks you will find
Lining up to get loose!
Oh, the Thinks you can think!
Oh, the Thinks you can think
When you think about Seuss!!

Don't miss this one-night-only performance at the Soo Theatre, Friday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call (906) 632-1930.

Photos from the performance:

STARS is a program of Soo Theatre Project, Inc.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Bait Shop Boys Return to the Soo Theatre July 22

Back by popular demand, The Bait Shop Boys are returning to the Soo Theatre for another afternoon of good ol' timey bluegrass music on Sunday, July 22 at 2:00pm.

Spawning from an informal jam group that practiced in the Cedarville sporting goods store, Great Outdoors, The Bait Shop Boys have been entertaining audiences for over seven years. With a core of six musicians, fans of the band know that shows swell with guest performers more often than not. This is one performance that is guaranteed to be a hootenanny for audiences of all ages.

Photos from the performance:

Monday, July 2, 2007

Soo Theatre Project Presents All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

The Soo Theatre Project is pleased to announce that All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten will be performed this weekend at the historic Soo Theatre. The production opens on Friday, July 6 at 7:30 p.m. and also plays on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Directed by Emily Couling, a 2007 graduate of Rudyard High School, Robert Fulgham's take on everyday life will have the audience laughing out loud.

The play stars Briana Kangas, Elizabeth Jacobus, Charles Rye, Alyssa Sexton, Samantha Tulgetske, and Stephan Winnicki.

From his best-selling book of short essays, in which he explains how the world would be improved if adults adhered to the basic rules that children learn in kindergarten, Fulgham has created a play of fast-moving skits.

"Kindergarten Creed" advises us to “hold hands when crossing the street” and to live "a balanced life" of work, play, and learning. "Stuff in the Sink" explains why it’s a lot easier to remain a child than to cross over into adulthood by reminding the audience of all the gross jobs adults have to do every day: clean the gunk out of the sink, empty the litter box, and many more.

"Mother of the Bride" will bring back a memory or two for anyone who ever planned the perfect wedding only to have it go awry. "Fear of Spiders" is another hilarious description of women’s fear of the eight-legged creatures and also of a spider’s fear of women.

This production was first presented as Black Box Theatre at Rudyard High School in May. Now the drama students of James Taylor, RHS drama instructor, show off their stuff on the Soo Theatre’s larger stage.

Cast of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Cast of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

Some lighting and 750 seats donated by Jim Wehr, owner of Mackinaw Crossings and the former Mackinaw Theater, have been installed for this season. Work on the theatre is ongoing, and the public is invited to stop in any time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to see the progress, or begin volunteering to help.

Tickets for the production are available at the Soo Theatre box office at 534 Ashmun Street in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The production is sponsored by the Soo Theatre Project, and proceeds from the show will go towards renovation of the theatre. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 8 and under.

For more information, call (906) 632-1930.

(Photos from the performance)

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