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February 6, 2014

Storytelling in song

Lyric Opera Theatre of Indiana comes to Paramount Sunday


The Singer’s Musical Theatre mixes it up with a number of pieces from stage musicals, including Cole Porter’s "Anything Goes." Also on the program are selections from Broadway musical "Big River," the musical comedy "City of Angels," and "1776."

LOTI will also perform from Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern’s Showboat, which brought us the familiar tune, "Ol’ Man River."

Members of the troupe that will be performing on Feb. 9 include soprano Laura Duvall-Whitson, mezzo soprano Lydia Bootz Armstrong, alto Catherine Vaughn Mobley, baritone Scott Semester, tenor Stephen Roger Kitts II and bass Eric Wickens. The accompanist for the performance will be Charles Manning on piano.

“They’re all very, very talented,” said Burris. “They’re extreme professionals but they’re also very friendly and open.”

Kitts, Wickens and Armstrong are classically trained opera singers. Other members of the troupe performing Sunday come from musical theater backgrounds.

“I’m getting a chance to 'try on' opera,” said Semester. He pointed out that the program, in turn, gives the trained opera singers the opportunity to explore musical theater. “It’s a neat opportunity for us as performers,” he said.

Semester’s Anderson performance will be his first public solo aria. He will sing Largo al Factotum in Italian from Rossini’s "Barber of Seville."

“Opera is about storytelling, even if it’s in a different language,” said Semester. If listeners do not know the language, the performer noted it can still be enjoyed. “Just being fully present, experiencing the song and emotion.”

If you go: What: The Singer's Musical Theatre presented by Lyric Opera Theatre of Indiana Where: The Paramount Theatre, Hardacre Ballroom, 1124 Meridian St., Anderson, IN When: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Doors open 2:30 p.m. Cost: Tickets are available at the door for $5. More info: Call the Paramount at 765-642-1234 or visit For more information about Lyric Opera Theatre of Indiana, visit

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