An Evening With...McIntyre family to play in latest JPA seriesEven though the performance won’t be until early January, Jamestown Performing Arts has announced who will headline the next “An Evening With” concert series.
By: By Ben Rodgers, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Even though the performance won’t be until early January, Jamestown Performing Arts has announced who will headline the next “An Evening With” concert series.
This year the McIntyres will showcase a variety of musical skills for a concert series that has featured local talents since 1995.
Mike and Cheryl McIntyre and their children, Tony, Matthew and Britney, all have experience in the arts in Jamestown.
Mike teaches theater at Jamestown College, Cheryl teaches choir at Jamestown High School, Tony has performed in numerous JC productions, Matthew is an accomplished instrumentalist and Britney has performed in high school productions.
Mike and Cheryl were also featured in “An Evening With” in the late ’90s.
“In church I heard Cheryl and Matt combine on something in the last few months and I thought ‘My gosh, we’re ready for the McIntyres again,’” said Bruce Berg, director of Jamestown Performing Arts.
Berg and JPA have put on about 40 different performances in the past featuring local talent. Like the McIntyres, some have been showcased more than once.
“This is going to be a family affair,” Berg said. “I look at the McIntyres kind of as town treasures who have given a great deal to the community with music and drama.”
Mike said his children have all chosen on their own to focus on the arts.
Matthew plays upright bass and guitar. He is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota.
Tony is a senior at Jamestown College and sings tenor and baritone as well as acts.
Britney is a senior at Jamestown High School and also sings soprano and acts.
“We’re looking at doing quite an eclectic mix of music that will have some of us doing vocal work and some of us doing instrumental work,” Mike said.
He will sing with Tony. Cheryl will also play piano. Cheryl also is inviting any former members who sang vocal jazz at Jamestown High School to come back and sing some standards for the concert.
The set list is still being worked on and more information about what will be performed will be available in The Sun before the concert.
“An Evening With The McIntyres” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Arts Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $3 for students and will be available at the door.
Sun reporter Ben Rodgers can be reached at 701-952-8455 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org