The annual Alcorn Central High School “Senior Sounds” musical variety show begins tonight at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center.
“This show is a labor of love for these senior students to give them a special memory that will last throughout their lives,” said producer and director Twila Bridges. “It is a wonderful way of bringing a senior class together, just as their final days of high school are winding down.”
Approximately 60 seniors will perform a variety of songs, dances and skits picked from years that are important to their lives — the beginning of school, moving on to middle school and high school all the way to this year. Selections will be the most popular songs from these years.
They will also stage a song commemorating the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The 9-11 attacks happened when the class of 2013 was in the first grade.
Bridges said the annual show gives students an opportunity to share their talents with their classmates.
“What I love is that there is always somebody in the class who everybody didn’t know they could do something and they find out they can sing or dance,” said Bridges. “It makes you see the students in a new light.”
The show continues Friday and Saturday nights, also beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. Children age five and under get in for free.
Bridges expressed her gratitude to the people who helped make the show possible. They include the show’s choreographers, Wendy Talley, Kim Lucas and Leanne Williams; the musical director, Tina Downs; the student clogging instructor, Madison Leggett; and the 9-11 Power Point presentation team, Alicia Frady and Ashley Farero.
“I would like to publicly thank the ACHS administration and faculty for their continued support year after year to this production,” Bridges said. “Alcorn Central High School is blessed to have teachers and administrators who have such a love for young people that they allow this kind of a production to continue and who show that love to these young people day after day.”
The senior class gives a special thanks to Crystal Bryde and the senior art students for their work on the show sign, props and set pieces, all the parents and grandparents who helped the show with with their hard work and all the community businesses that donated items for use in the program.