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Lakeridge High's show choir, Company, is putting on its annual variety show this week

REVIEW PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Members of Lakeridges Company rehearse Monday for the group's variety show this week.Why should you attend Company’s annual variety show this week?

Four Lakeridge High School students from the show choir and choral director Bill Campbell are offering a plethora of reasons to attend the “Good Vibrations”-themed event. They say high points of the show, which opens tonight, include the music, the costumes and, above all, the people who are making it all happen — such as band director Corey Alston, who is leading the Lakeridge Stage Band players. They are accompanying the singers and performing a feature of their own.

“The people within the show — Mr. Alston, Mr. Campbell — this whole squad of people is great to work with,” says Lakeridge senior Alex Belnavis, a tenor II. “They have a lot of energy to make a great show.”

Nicole McBee, a senior, says she loves the event because big moments are spread more evenly among performers, so “we all shine” instead of just having one or two soloists at a traditional concert.

Taisei Klasen says one thing he loves about being in Company is that it composed of a diverse group of people.

“Everyone works well together, and I don’t think you would see those combinations of people getting together,” says Klasen, a senior and tenor I.SUBMITTED PHOTO - The theme of the variety show is 'Good Vibrations,' as the Beach Boys song will be among a wide variety of pieces Company will perform.

Though the theme honors the Beach Boys’ classic tune “Good Vibrations,” which will be featured, there will be a wide variety of tunes to enjoy. Selections include: Ariana Grande's "Break Free," Sly and the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music,” James Taylor’s “That Lonesome Road,” Meghan Trainor and John Legend’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” a David Bowie medley, Postmodern Jukebox's "Burn" and Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd’s “Soul Man.”

“You’ll always have a wide variety in the show, because it’s an expression of their favorite music, and the songs they love,” Campbell says.

McBee says her favorite is the Bowie medley — which includes “Ziggy Stardust,” “Moonage Daydream” and “Space Oddity.”

“It’s a great way to give a tribute to a global icon — an intergalactic icon,” said McBee, a soprano I.

Lakeridge senior Sam Wolf, a soprano II, loves “Burn” because of the upbeat tune, the little bits of choreography scattered throughout, the saxophone solo and the costumes. The style is hipster casual, and large-framed, too-cool glasses will be a factor.

“It’s a cute little number that’ll make people smile,” Wolf says.

By Jillian Daley
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When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 21-23, and 2 p.m. April 23

Where: Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego

Cost: $12 for general admission, $8 for children, seniors and students.

To buy advance tickets, visit www.edline.net/pages/Lakeridge_High_School.