“Children Will Listen” will take audiences on a Broadway journey with songs that open our eyes to the theatre world as a child through masterworks that still excite and educate us as adults. These tunes, both known and hidden gems, speak to not only who we are but who we could be. The musical theatre catalogue represented features songs from Oklahoma!, White Christmas, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Wicked, and more. They remind us why theatre continues to move us, and makes us realize that patrons and educators of the arts are an equally important part of the musical theatre puzzle.
This concert will duly serve as a graduate recital in partial fulfillment of the Master of Music in Musical Theatre Vocal Pedagogy from Carthage College for Robert Kroes. Robert has been involved on and off stage at the Racine Theatre Guild since 2012. He holds a Bachelors of Music from the UW-Stevens Point with degrees in vocal performance, choral and general music education and is the choral and theatrical activities and department head for fine arts at Union Grove High School. Robert created the Signature Spotlight Concert Series in 2017 and has brought together performers throughout the area for the concerts.
The Signature Spotlight Concert Series are musical revue concerts featuring current volunteers, professional musicians and singers, and school and civic band and choral groups from the Racine county area. With a variety of themes and song styles, each performance appeals to a wide variety of audience members.