Annual community revue is on Saturday
For eight years, Marathon Community Theatre has produced a summer dance spectacular known simply as “tah-DANCE.” This year’s production is subtitled “One More Time,” and the show’s structure resembles a behind-the-scenes look at similar dance shows on TV like “So You Think You Can Dance.”
The dancers take the stage for one night only – Saturday, June 10 with the curtain at 8 p.m. Director Donna Nussenblatt says the choreographer takes the stage for skits to tell the story.
“Some dancers are interviewed before their number, some after — just like they do it on TV,” Nussenblatt said. “And all those shows have one big number with the entire cast that needs to be rehearsed at the last minute, so the choreographer comes on stage, too.”
The choreographer is played by Marathon favorite Jay C. Mora.
There are 22 acts performed by 51 dancers. Some are the protégées of the theater — members who join the free dance classes that cover tap, Bollywood and belly dancing. In addition, there will be performances by the Marathon Rec Center and Body Language dancers. The genres run from oriental to hip hop to Egyptian folk dance.
Guests should not miss the Ghostbusters number, second in the lineup. It includes a “ghost dance,” “actual” ghosts, and finally the ghostbusters.
“I even have a proton pack,” said Joanne “Gigi” Zimmerman, smiling.
Tickets for “tah-DANCE” are on sale at the box office and cost $12. Marathon Community Theatre is located at 5101 Overseas Highway in Marathon,