We believe that the general public will be drawn to the nostalgic nature of our presentation since we will be celebrating the work of many of the last century’s greatest performers. We have carefully chosen popular mainstream music, the kind that most people would have grown up listening to. With 1980 as our cut-off date, the most recent of our selections will be more than thirty years old. Hence our target audience is people in their thirties, forties, fifties and sixties. To put it candidly, LIAMST! is not your typical family show. You would not want to sit through two and a half hours of ‘oldies’ unless you really fancy that kind of stuff.
In making our selection, we paid special attention to five big names that loomed gigantically over the popular music scene – Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Cliff Richard, ABBA and The Bee Gees. To be sure, there have been a number of other great performers but we could not consider them all. So we included something from Frank, Bing, Pat, Connie, Neil, Doris, and the like. Our song selections will include delightful classics such as “By The Light Of The Silvery Moon”, “O Danny Boy”, “Somewhere, My Love”, “Vaya Con Dios”, “Catch A Falling Star”, “Where The Boys Are”, “The End Of The World”, “Love Me For A Reason” and “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree”. The dance offerings, beginning with rag and ending with disco, will showcase some standard Latin and Ballroom fare with a generous sprinkling of the rarely-witnessed Charleston as a special feature.
Critics have warned that we will face great difficulty filling a total of some 4000 seats because we have “no name” in the local entertainment scene. However, we believe that the very idea of young persons performing songs and dances from a bygone era will be something of a novelty amongst older people. While we expect the audience to be critical, we also believe that they would be quite ready to give due credit to a group of teenagers who are supposed to know nothing about the songs and dances that were popular when their parents and grandparents were growing up!