WEEKEND: Concert benefit for Olympic Theatre Arts on Saturday

By Diane Urbani de la Paz
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — No Batteries Required, a local doo-wop and barbershop quartet, asks a lot of questions.

“Who put the bomp

In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?”

“Who put the dip

In the dip da dip da dip?”

“Who was that man, I’d like to shake his hand

He made my baby fall in love with me . . .”

“Who Put the Bomp” is just one number in the No Batteries Required set. It’s a song likely to be sung this Saturday in a diverse program starring NBR plus three other musical groups.

“Vocal Chords, Some Strings Attached,” the spring fundraiser for Olympic Theatre Arts, will take the stage at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Olympic Theatre Arts playhouse, 414 N. Sequim Ave.; tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for youth in high school and younger.

NBR — baritone Bud Davies, lead Rich Johnston, tenor Rich Wyatt and bass Jim Muldowney — will offer a set of doo-wop and other a cappella numbers, while the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus will serve up some more: “Coney Island Baby,” “Shenandoah,” “San Francisco Bay Blues” for example.

The “strings attached” come in with Luck of the Draw, the bluegrass-country-pop band led by Dave and Rosalie Secord, and the Young Fiddlers, an ensemble that includes 14-year-old virtuosa Kate Powers.

To keep things light — this is a shake-off-winter, welcome-springtime event after all — “Vocal Chords, Some Strings Attached” has two masters of ceremonies: Davies and Keith Curtis from the Olympic Peninsula Men’s Chorus.

They will be employing puppets; then No Batteries Required and Dave Secord are reportedly planning a surprise for each show.

Both performances will culminate in all of the singers and players getting together for a finale.

Advance tickets are on sale at the Olympic Theatre Arts box office, open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and at Pacific Mist Books, 121 W. Washington St. in Sequim.

Remaining tickets will be sold at the door before each show; in the meantime information can be found by phoning the box office at 360-683-7326.

Last modified: March 20. 2014 6:32PM
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