“Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ‘til it’s over.”
Lyrics made famous by hip-hop artists Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in the 2012 hit song “Can’t Hold Us” are part of the anthem for Alcorn Central’s Class of 2021 Senior Sounds.
The annual variety show featuring the talents of around 50 students in the senior class has performances scheduled for tonight, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Corinth Coliseum.
Floor seat tickets are $12 each and can be purchased in advance at seniorsounds.net or at the door. Balcony seat tickets will be available at the door only for $10 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. each night. The wearing of face masks and social distancing will be enforced. Due to restrictions, seating will be limited.
Alcorn Central High School instructor and Senior Sounds sponsor Twila Bridges said the show includes popular songs and skits performed by members of the senior class. The theme – “Can’t Hold Us” is also the show’s opening number.
“The kids selected the Macklemore song ... and of course, we had to clean the lyrics up a bit, but it is still a great, high-powered opener and helps carry the tone for the entire show,” said Bridges. “Zak Roach does the singing and the entire cast joins him on the stage for a dance number.”
Artwork featuring the show’s theme was designed by Laynie Boren.
The show has been created with a lot of input from the seniors said Bridges.
“We decided to have four sections for the show – 80’s, TV, Movies and Current. With these in mind, we streamlined dances, songs and skits to fit into those molds,” she said. “The students worked in groups in a theatre production class in order to select the skits they liked best. They really did all the work with that and I just filled in with knowledge of what could be done on a stage.”
Some skits on the program schedule include the SNL Church Lady, Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood and What Not to Wear, along with favorite TV commercials and movie scenes. The infamous “Teacher Skit” will also return and feature the entire cast.
Bridges said the show is a “true collaboration” of students, teachers, parents and friends, almost all volunteers with a few hired hands.
“We will all come together to put on a great show for families and the community to enjoy while also creating lasting memories for these seniors,” she added.