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Dance show opens Friday night at Wesley Chapel High

"Color Crazy," the 43rd recital of Blackwood Studios, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pasco Schools Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School.

This year's production will include hundreds of dancers from Dade City, Zephyrhills, San Antonio, Wesley Chapel, Lacoochee, Land O'Lakes, Brooksville, Bushnell, Webster, Tampa and more.

Dancers ages 4 and up will perform ballet, tap, jazz, acrobatics, pointe and modern.

The "Color Crazy" recital spotlights nine vibrant colors. Each color will be introduced by a spoken-word poem by Ken Nordine and music will range from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and a classical twist on Yellow Submarine to Pink Elephants on Parade and Roisin Murphy's Ruby Blue.

Leading the action each night will be the soloists, who were chosen by out-of-town judges in March. The "Colors" are: Amanda Wilcher, Laura Christmas, Kristina Wright, Brittney McBath, Rita Sausmikat, Rachael Kolaric, Cyndee Bennett, Emily Doyle and Rachel Nelson.

Soloists on Friday night are Sarah Piersall, Anna LaRue, Courtney Ricardo, Shannon Morris, Ashley Scharber, Rachel Graham, Chloe Newman, Katie Blommel, Molly Verrill, Jamie Stout and Shelby Johnson.

Soloists on Saturday evening will be Jordan Allison, Katie Ruffell, Olivia Coscia, Shelby Martin, Andrea Bianco, Leah Weightman, Vanna Gray, Allie Parrish, Lyndsey Lee, Nicole Sargent and Helen Johnson.

Also featured in both productions will be "Little Stars," the third- to sixth-grade performance class, and "Les Etoiles," the award-winning performance ensemble.

>>Fast facts

For tickets

Tickets are $10 and are available at Blackwood Studios, 37747 Meridian Ave. in Dade City. Call (352) 567-5919. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Dance show opens Friday night at Wesley Chapel High 06/09/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 9, 2008 8:34pm]
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