by Emily Watkins, Account Executive – Texas Tower PR
Elizabeth Wills started off the performance with Eye of the Storm from The Best of Times. After several requests, Sarah Hickman took the stage and sang Simply, which is sung by Willie Nelson on the CD. Lastly Patrice Pike closed the live music performance with her version of Woman Waiting to Happen. All the 38 artists on the album sing Hickman’s songs.
In addition to great performances, Sarah asked each of the performers to share with the audience how music and the arts influenced their life. With different stories of hardship and childhood fascination, the overwhelming theme was music and arts in their lives. Without arts programs in their schools the singers on that Waterloo stage would not have turned into the performers they are today.
As a party favor, audience members who bought The Best of Times album at Waterloo received a free t-shirt and had the chance to have the performers sign their CD. With the goal to fund-raise over $100,000 from the CD, the in-store performance moved TAP one step closer. Release your inner music spirit today and buy The Best of Times CD. It is now available on ITunes, Amazon and on The Best of Times website.
P.S. My favorite cupcake would have to be Red Velvet! Be sure to join Theatre Action Project for their Fall Fundraiser, Cupcake-A-Doodle-Do! on October 22nd at Central Market North.