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2017 Spring Musical Extravaganza.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - Christ Life Church
Ridgeland, MS - 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m.
Musical Extravaganza Captures
Branson’s Popular Appeal ...
The Spring Musical Extravaganza, a Branson-style show right in the heart of Mississippi, is scheduled for May 18 in Ridgeland. This semi-annual event boasts an array of Mississippi talent, including: CandyLee Dobbs, a 19-year-old jazz vocalist from Brandon, Andrew Ishee, a Las Vegas-style pianist from Laurel, Allen Harris, a classically trained tenor from Oxford, Daniel Roebuck, a Doc Severinsen-style trumpet player from Oxford, and Bill Clark, a singer and pianist from the Jackson area.
Now in its seventh year, the Extravaganza moved from the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum to the comfortable theater auditorium at Christ Life Church in Ridgeland in 2015. Three convenient show times are available: 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $18 each and can be purchased by calling 601-750-2364 or by clicking here.
“This show is the brainchild of a trip I took to Branson several years ago,” said Bill Clark, show producer. “I enjoyed the variety of entertainment offered there and wanted to provide Mississippians a Branson experience right here at home.”
Clark says that the support for the Extravaganza continues to grow each year. Hundreds of individuals and dozens of church groups and organizations from various parts of the state attended both the spring and Christmas show last year. The show features tunes from the vast library of American music, including: old standards, jazz, broadway, country, and gospel. In addition to music, the spring show will also include an appearance by Mr. Magical Magic Man, Joseph Harris, from Laurel.
Special guests for this year’s show also include: Laura Lee Lewis, Miss Mississippi; Tommie Vaughn, pianist from Brandon; Ester and Melody Gonzales, vocalists from Honduras with Mississippi connections; and Abby and Gracie Swartzendruber, young violinists from Smithville.
“There’s a little something for everyone,” said Clark. “If it’s true that laughter is the best medicine, then you’ll get a mega dose by attending this highly entertaining and fun-filled show. You’ll be blown away by the fantastic talent you can find right here at home.”