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'America's Finest Singing Machine' picked to open Towne & Country Players' 42nd season

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

"America's Finest Singing Machine" will open Towne & Country Players 42nd season at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center.

The Bowling Green State University's Men's Chorus will present a 20-minute patriotic musical package, along with comedy, pop and traditional show material.

The show's date was chosen to honor veterans and their families. Residents of the Ohio Veterans Home will be in attendance.

Hundreds of men audition for the chance to sing with the Bowling Green State University's Men's Chorus, which was founded in the early 1920s.

The group was disbanded during World War II due to a shortage of men on campus. But, it was reactivated in 1971 by Richard D. Mathey, who elevated the group to a higher artistic level and enhanced its national reputation.

People have come to know the chorus' motto as "America's Finest Singing Machine" from its 35 years of musical excellence.

The ensemble encompasses students from all majors; more than half are non-music majors, representing all seven colleges at the university.

Tickets are $15 in advance or at the door. All seating is reserved. For tickets, call (419) 668-1641. The 3 p.m. event begins seating at 2:30 p.m. About 500 tickets remain.

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