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Bright, Bouncy Musical Young People Spread ‘Joy’ At Fair By ED STATTMANN INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — If work alone can get you into heaven, some Hoosier young people making music at the Indiana State Fair have a good head start, judged simply on the basis of effort extended. Thirty singers and a three-piece combo combine in “Joy to the World,” a bouncily choreographed medley of pop and rock songs with a religious tinge. They manage to look joyous in bright red and white costumes despite eight half-hour shows a day, presented on the hour. “Joy” is the brainchild of Dr. Alfred R. Edyvean, executive director of the Christian Theological Seminary Repertory Theatre here. “I really got the idea a couple years ago,” Edyvean said. “I asked the Indiana Council of Churches if they would agree to sponsor it, and they said they would.” The performers are from seminaries, colleges and high schools scattered throughout Indiana—about a third from each type of school, Edyvean said. Eighteen he brought here with him from Epworth Forest, a Methodist church camp near North Web- ster where they were doing drama as well as music locally. Tb. group rehearsed for three days We the fair. They had four days scheduled in the Lincoln Theater, before being replaced Monday by an elec- tromechanical, computerized, automated, replicated, newly dated “talking” Abe Lincoln. They sing show songs from Man of La Mancha, Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell. They march twice into the audience each performance and keep smiling and bobbing in the non-air conditioned (Continued on Page 20 )

Clipped from The Herald19 Aug 1972, SatPage 1

The Herald (Jasper, Indiana)19 Aug 1972, SatPage 1
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