City of Mountain Home
To honor our veterans and active duty military on the eve of Veterans Day, the Mountain Home Arts Council is presenting a "Broadway Musical Salute to Veterans" highlighting some of the most famous tunes from World War I and II.
Betty Ashcraft conceived the idea while watching the George M. Cohan bio movie starring James Cagney. Local singers and musicians answered the call and a show was born. Not only do we have Broadway tunes, but also other songs celebrating America.
Troop 57 scouts Henry Bergstol, Miguel Fuentes, and Liam McCarthy will open the show with the flag ceremony. The cast includes Jessica Bergstol of Opera Idaho who shares her incredible voice singing "The Star Spangled Banner", "On Eagles Wings", and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" accompanied by Dorraine Aggen. Joseph Armstrong performs "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables and "God Bless America". Other performances are by the MHHS ladies' choir singing, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and the MHHS men's choir singing "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Over There". Michael Stear, MHHS choir director, will treat us with "Endless Night" from the Lion King all accompanied by Katie Gibbons. Robin and Patrick Milligan will also perform a duet. Rev7ven will perform that all time favorite "God Bless the USA". Piano hits will be played by Chase Van Orden performing "Bugle Call Rag" and Alston Donaldson performing "Give My Regards to Broadway". Our younger performers, Ellie and Lainey Gresham, will sing "American the Beautiful" and Amy Aggen will sing "Maybe" from Annie.
The Finale will bring everyone's voices together singing "You're a Grand Old Flag" for which George M. Cohan was given Congressional Gold Medal by President Roosevelt. Mark your calendars for November 10 at 7:00 PM at the Nazarene Church. Tickets can be purchased at Lucky Perk, Common Ground Coffee, or at the door. For more information call MHAC at 587-3706.