The Cumberland County High School Advanced Choir has done it again. The group took first place in the show choir division of the Universal Studios All Star Music Festival Competition, held March 13-15.

Now, the students are preparing to perform for the community Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They will perform Cinemagic, a revue of movies, both past and present. The shows will be held at Central Baptist Church, and performances are set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at the high school for $10 for adults, $5 for students under 18, and children who can sit in a lap will be admitted free.

The Advanced Choir performed the selections "Dream Girls" medley and Cinemagic "The Classics" for the competition. Both pieces were choreographed by Kathy Snow, choir director, and Michelle Colvin from the Cumberland County Playhouse.

"The judges were very complimentary of the group," Snow said, noting the students heard from the judges during a clinic after the performance.

A total of 47 people made the trip to Orlando, FL, including 12 chaperones. The group visited Sea World, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventures. The award ceremony was held in the Sinbad Theatre in Islands of Adventures. More than 1,000 students came together to receive their awards.

Austin Price, a senior, was awarded Best Soloist.

"The students were nothing but a joy to work with and a blast to take on a trip of this type," Snow said.

The community show this week will include the award winning performance, along with a few surprises.

"This show will be one you do not want to miss," Snow said. "The stage is much more extravagant and the choreography, costumes and music are outstanding."

Snow was assisted in staging and choreography by her son, Austin, helping to make the show new and fresh.

This will also be the last musical performance for many of the students, as 12 are seniors. Snow said there will also be some special guests performing.

For more information about the show, call 459-4646.

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