Aaron Feige, center, and a cast of happy children take the stage for “She’s In Love” from “The Little Mermaid” at last year’s Best of Broadway production. File photo

Susanville’s Best of Broadway opens two-week run Friday

For nearly two decades the beginning of March means its Best of Broadway time.

This year is no exception as the production featuring nearly 150 talented singers and dancers of all ages hit the stage at the Veterans Memorial Hall for seven productions of Broadway Chronicle including numbers from Broadway musicals “Legally Blonde,” “Wicked,”

“Hello Dolly,” “Nightmare Before Christmas,” Annie,” “Footloose” and “Newsies.”

Lisa Bernard, Best of Broadway’s director, said this year’s show looks really good.

Bernard said there are a lot of things going on during the weekends of the show, and she reminded the public of the performance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7.

“We’re stating that one early so we’ll have everybody out of there by 8:30 p.m.,” Bernard said. “Early night people won’t have to worry about getting up early to go to work the next day.”

She said the Wednesday show has been a free show for the disabled and those in nursing homes, but this year the public is invited as well.

While the show usually features recorded music, Bernard said two youngsters will perform “Maybe” from “Annie” on accordion and piano.

“We have live musicians this year for the first time — sisters Elise and Marie Giles,” Bernard said. “I heard them play at a recital last year, and it sparked this idea to have them play the song.”

Liudmila and Matt Mullin created the arrangement.

Best of Broadway performances are at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 9 and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

Advance tickets are available at Margie’s Book Nook.

For more information, call 260-6191 or visit the website at susanvillebestofbroadway.org.

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