POINT PLEASANT — Though the winter may still be raging, a sure sign of spring is on the way — the Black Knight Revue.
This year the 45th annual Black Knight Revue takes the stage at Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School’s Wedge Auditorium on March 7-9. Next Friday’s and Saturday’s shows are at 7 p.m. while Sunday’s matinee begins at 3 p.m.
The theme for this year’s revue is “Red Hot Knights” and there are 21 musical numbers lined up, including a tribute to Dick Clark, modern pop songs, some Latin flavor, a tribute to girl bands like the Supremes, Country tunes and a touch of Broadway, among many others.
This year’s revue also boasts new costumes and large light drape that will be lowered from the ceiling of the stage for special effect. There’s also some special black light action going on during a rendition of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.”
This year’s revue will also be the last for Point Pleasant High School band director and music teacher Jeff Hilbert, who is retiring from teaching. Hilbert has been the actual band director at PPHS for 10 years but has spent 35 years teaching music in various capacities to students in Mason County Schools. He will fold up his music stand and go home at the end of this school year. Hilbert said he’ll miss the routine of the school year and the “band year” of which the revue is a major benchmark.
This year’s revue has been a challenge due to an excessive amount of snow days canceling classes and rehearsals. Because of this, Black Knight Band members are notching up the rehearsal schedule this weekend just in case the latest round of bad weather cancels classes next week.
Tickets to the revue are $5 in advance and can be purchased at area banks and Fruth Pharmacy. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Helping Hilbert put together this year’s revue, as always, are music teacher and PPJHS band director Ben Loudin and Flag Corps coordinator Jessica Loudin, as well as many countless volunteers.