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Catchy Tunes At Community Singalong At Fuller Lodge

on March 20, 2019 - 1:26pm

Broadway performer DS Magid

LIBRARY News:

Everyone is invited to a Community Singalong, 7 p.m., April 5 at Fuller Lodge.

Broadway performer DS Magid and the Los Alamos County Library System have teamed up to present an evening of songs from classic Broadway musicals of the ‘40s,‘50s, and ‘60s.

The Singalong will be fun for everyone, with no solos, no rehearsals and no special skills needed.

DS Magid’s enthusiasm for all things theatrical has never waned, from her early career singing on Broadway, right through stints as a director, producer, musical director, and award-winning playwright.

Her most recent accomplishments include a Wurlitzer Foundation fellowship for her playwriting and the publication of an article in The Dramatist magazine’s musical theater edition.

“I just love singing,” library program specialist Katy Korkos said. “I love it and I’m bad at it – but always enthusiastic. And I grew up listening to songs from these musicals, and going to the San Francisco Civic Light Opera.

We would get the sheet music for the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals and gather ‘round the piano to sing and laugh. My mother would play, and my brother sang tenor parts and my sister sang alto and I sang soprano. My father was a baritone and sang with a barbershop quartet and a jug band. We would start singing every time we got in the car.”

Magid and Korkos first met more than 20 years ago, but their mutual love of singing with friends didn’t really emerge until last year. They hope to build on a history of Community Singalongs in Los Alamos, which started many years ago. 

There will be some songs that everybody has heard – whether they’re fans of musical theater or not. “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning” and “Hello, Young Lovers”, “Do Re Mi ” and  “Too Darn Hot”, “ Everything’s Coming Up Roses”, “Til There Was You”, “Anything You Can Do” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” are among the choices on a survey that closes Thursday, March 21.

The April 5 Singalong kicks off a busy month of library programs, as the library celebrates National Library Week, National Poetry Month, and National Library Workers Day.

There will be a special celebration Saturday, April 6 to celebrate the end of the construction at Mesa Public Library and a Welcome Back to all the people who stayed away from the library during the project.

To vote for your favorite songs to be sung at the Singalong, go to the survey at this address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SYQTDL3.

And to find out more about Library programs, click on the Events Tab at www.losalamoslibrary.org.


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