Best Bets - April 27, 2007

Zach Lemhouse is the "Fiddler on the Roof" for the Clover High choral show.
Zach Lemhouse is the "Fiddler on the Roof" for the Clover High choral show.

Schools showcasing talent

• Rock Hill High School's choral voices combine for "On Broadway" at 8 tonight in the school auditorium. They'll offer up selections from Renaissance to spirituals and ending with a tribute to Broadway. Tickets, $5, are available from choral students or at the door.

• The Clover High School Choraliers are hot. Fresh off a tie with the Northwestern Troubadours for first place in division 4A South Carolina All Sate Choral competition, the group is staging a revue of "Fiddler on the Roof" this weekend with the help of dialect coach-to-the-star Charles Hadley. Choraliers director Jay Forrest hand-picked "Fiddler," calling it a "great, classic show." "They'll be doing 'Fiddler' 100 years from now," Forrest said. "It's such a musician's musical. It has difficult harmonization. It's also challenging because the scale used in this music is different because of its Hebrew influence." The show, which features a classic first set, includes performances by the Mixed Ensemble, the Chamber Singers, Men's Barber Shop, Ladies A-Capella and Choraliers. It's at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5; call (803) 222-7407 or (803) 222-8018.

• American composers and patriotic music gets a resounding voice from South Pointe High School students during their spring choral concert at 7 p.m. Thursday and May 4. Cost is $7, or $4 if you're a South Pointe student. For details, call Michele Harbin, 366-1250, or Beverly Laney, 980-2172.

Laugh yourself silly

The honeymoon's over, but the frivolity continues as the Merry Pranksters stage "Guess Who's Not Coming to Dinner, or The Honeymoon is Over" this weekend at Winthrop's Johnson Hall. The Pranksters is a theatrical troupe for the mentally disabled, and the group's productions include local celebrity guest stars -- look for Anne Springs Close, Jane Hayes and Bennish Brown this year. Shows are at 8 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 Winthrop students. For details, call 329-5620 or check out the Web at www.rockhillrocks.com.

Dazzle 'em with fashion and fun

What are you doing tonight? You might come out to Dazzle 'n' Denim, the benefit for the Catawba Care Coalition, which serves people with HIV/AIDS and educates the community. It's at 7 p.m. at Springs Dairy Barn at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill. There'll be food and dancing with music by Williams Entertainment. Tickets are $50 at the door. Details, 909-6363, ext 243, or e-mail sbaker@catawbacare.org.

The party goes on for Mother Nature

The Museum of York County celebrates Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with games, entertainment and more than 30 educational exhibits, each with a hands-on activity or environmental message, a 4-H petting zoo, pony rides, special Big Tent events, a master gardener plant sale and family-friendly food. Best of all, it's free. MYCO's at the intersection of Mount Gallant and Museum roads in Rock Hill. For details, call 329-2121.

It's where the hip folks'll be

Yes, it's time again for The Herald's World's Largest Yard Sale, the granddaddy of great yard sales. For $2, you get access to more than 100 vendors and a chance to register for Coca-Cola 600 tickets and Carowinds season passes. The fun's from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in The Herald parking lots, 132 W. Main St., Rock Hill. Park along downtown streets and in nearby lots. Warning: Main Street will be closed in front of The Herald.

Music you don't wanna miss

Two opportunities for great sounds are coming up:

• "A Celebration of Spring in Gospel Songs," 4 p.m. Sunday, Mount Prospect Baptist Church, 339 W. Black St., Rock Hill, presented by the the church with the Rock Hill Ecumenical Chorale, and featuring the Bobby Plair Ensemble with pianist Zinoral Bronola. It's free.

• Main Street Live, featuring the Dan Plowden Band, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, downtown Rock Hill, with music, food and beverages. It's free and sponsored by the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce on the first Thursday of each month through September. For details, call 324-7500.