TAC presents ‘Barrage’ tonight

Published 8:47 pm Monday, February 28, 2011

The Troy Arts Council will present “Barrage” at 7:30 tonight at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.

“Barrage” is best described as a high-energy fiddle, song and dance group that will pass its energy along to the audience so those in attendance will want to hold on to their hats.

“‘Barrage’ is made up of young musicians from all across the country and around the world,” said Dr. John Jinright, presenter chair for the sponsoring TAC. “They are absolutely phenomenal. ‘Barrage’ is a show that people of all ages will enjoy because it’s very visual. The singers and dancers have a wonderful band, with a great drummer, behind them. It’s fast-moving entertainment that young people will enjoy, too.”

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While there are plenty of ensemble numbers, “Barrage” also features the performers as soloists, in trios and as “Dueling Fiddlers.”

The elaborately choreographed show includes whirling dancing set to “infectious rhythms” that energize the audience start to finish, Jinright said.

Prior to the concert, the “Barrage” troupe will participate in a meet and greet session at 5 p.m. at the Claudia Crosby Theater. General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. Tickets will be available at the door. Troy Arts Council patrons are admitted with their patron’s ticket.