First published in the Feb. 11 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
John Burroughs High School’s Vocal Music Association will bring back its biggest show of the year: “Pop Show 44: You Make My Dreams Come True.”
Evening performances will begin on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25 — both at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m.
More than 150 musically talented students will be performing a blend of contemporary and classic pop songs, all backed by a 10-piece live band.
“Pop Show 44” will feature solos, duets, group numbers and the premiere of the JBHS VMA’s choirs’ competition sets, which will tour the nation this spring.
“‘Pop Show’ is our biggest show of the year,” said JBHS VMA’s choir director Brendan Jennings. “Our creative team spends 12 months planning for this annual blockbuster and each year, the show gets better and better. Our students have been prepping since the fall and are ready for their moment in the spotlight.
“This is our 44th annual installment and will mark our full return to strength after the pandemic,” he added. “We have some very special performances in store. … You won’t want to miss this!”
With a longstanding, nationally recognized and multiple-award winning program, the JBHS VMA has produced many professional performers, recording artists and Broadway stars who can be seen showcasing their talents on stage, radio and screens big and small.
The artists on stage will be supported by JBHS stagecraft technology students, who will bring the lights, sound and setting to life.
Not only will attendees be treated to an evening of popular music, dance and eye-popping light and stage design, but they will also be supporting the school’s arts program.
Reserved seats are $30, general admission seats are $20 and student/senior general admission seats are $15. To purchase tickets or get more information about “Pop Show 44,” visit jbhsvma.com.