For Greene County News
DAYTON – Young singers, dancers and musicians from across the greater Miami Valley will celebrate and reimagine the work of renowned pop star and composer Elton John in a special concert event as Muse Machine’s Your Songs takes the Victoria Theatre stage for one night 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.
Popular hits like “Tiny Dancer,” “Benny and the Jets,” and “Rocket Man,” as well as music from the Disney movie turned Broadway hit, The Lion King. Your Songs pairs new arrangements with original concepts that may take the audience by surprise, but will leave them remembering why they loved Sir Elton’s music so much in the first place.
Producer Doug Merk said, “Elton’s music has already been reimagined by other pop, jazz and R&B musicians, and there’s a reason that happens. This music stands the test of time.”
With the help of some 150 performers, including elementary and high school students as well as Muse Machine alumni, Your Songs aims to continue a tradition of creative reinterpretation.
“There will be moments in the show that give a nod to Elton and to The Lion King, but most of the show, in true Muse Machine fashion, goes in new, funny and moving directions,” said Merk.
As the concert’s title might suggest, some of the music in Your Songs was selected by the general public, who voted for their favorite selections from Elton John’s substantial catalog on Muse Machine’s website.
Tickets for Your Songs are available exclusively through Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630, online at www.ticketcenterstage.com or at the Ticket Center Stage box office located inside the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton.