Spring is here, and with it, all the sounds and sights of nature reawakening. Flowers are blooming, trees are greening and the birds are chirping the songs of life.UR’s own songbirds, the 50 members of Off-Broadway On-Campus, are gearing up for their sixth annual spring revue titled “You Can’t Stop the Beat.”This year, rather than their typical one song per musical format, they are doing something different.”This time, we are having a suite, which is two solos from the same show that are placed together to flow together,” Publicity Director and sophomore Heather Good said.”We did [have a suite] a few years ago and it’s a different technique we try. When people have an interesting idea [about putting together two songs], then we have one,” President and senior Kary Haddad said.The revue will have 17 songs lasting an estimated hour and a half. Songs from such musicals as “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” “Rent,” “Kiss Me Kate” and ‘The Lion King” will be represented.Last year’s attendance was 650 and Good expects more this year.”Every year we’ve risen in group size and attendance size,” Good said.The revue is on Friday at 8 p.m. in Upper Strong. Tickets can be purchased at the Common Market or at the door. It will be $4 for UR undergraduates and $5 for everyone else.”Musicals have a lot of emotion,” Good said. “The thing about musical theater is that the emotion, acting, dancing and singing is all thrown into one.”So, if you want to hear the songbirds do more than sing, show up on Friday.He can be reached at mhe@campustimes.org.

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