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Director Martin Charnin is in his 20th turn helming Annie.
“You kind of relive your first time with them,” he said. “By the time the show is over, they want to come back the next time we do it.”
“I have purposely created something starkly contemporary to offset these two iconic works,” he said. “The program will be very eclectic in nature.”
Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble’s 2016-17 season is already underway. This year, the group aims beyond its traditional repertoire.
The piece is for a full orchestra, a full adult chorus, a children’s chorus and three vocal soloists (a soprano, a tenor and a baritone).
“With this season,” Mills said, “I ask that audiences allow us to show them what ballet could be so that we can continue to be a vehicle for creation.”
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