Winston Churchill High School’s annual production of BLAST From the Past is coming to the Bish Auditorium February 21, 22, 23, 28 and March 1. BLAST 25: Mixtape marks a special anniversary, the 25th year of this renowned musical revue.
This year, more than 130 student singers, dancers, musicians, and technicians will perform and produce this remarkable show. The new BLAST director is Churchill choral teacher Matthew Albright. “It is a great honor for me to take the reins of this incredible production and carry on the tradition that is so widely regarded in this community,” said Mr. Albright.
Mr. Albright explained, “The impetus for the name ‘Mixtape’ stems from my childhood in the 80’s and 90’s. In my generation, people would create a mixtape for a loved one or to commemorate a treasured time in our lives just like today’s students listen to Pandora or put together playlists on iTunes.” He continued, “I hope the title -- and the show itself -- will hit home with an older generation while also translating well to our younger performers and audience members.”
BLAST 25: Mixtape will feature songs from many of BLAST’s previous years as well as music from today’s top 40. It will include such genres as nostalgia, famous divas, and classic rock, among others.
BLAST 25: Mixtape will be performed Friday and Saturday, February 21, 22, 28, and March 1 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, February 23 at 2:30pm. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.wchsarts.com, or in the lobby box office outside the Bish Auditorium, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac. The box office will open one hour before each performance. Tickets are $20 ($15 for balcony seats). All tickets for the Sunday matinee on February 23 are $15.
For group sales, please email Mr. Albright at Matthew_D_Albright@mcpsmd.org.