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Release Date: September 28, 2006

Haunting Melodies to Highlight ASU's Spooktacular VI

Halloween Spooktacular VI, the Angelo State University Choir's annual program to scare laughter and fun out of the community, is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30, in the City Auditorium.

The annual Spooktacular has become one of the choir's most popular events as members dress up in outrageous costumes, sing a variety of terrifying (and humorous) songs and then pass out treats to children. This year's program will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include a costume contest.

The hauntfest will feature draconian dancers, zany comedy and musical mayhem around the theme of "Monster Mash." Ghoulish guests will include Dr. Frankenstein, Dracula, Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde and Sweeney Todd with a variety of spine-tingling music.

ASU's choir will be joined by the Lee Rebel Rage and the ever-popular Spooks, a local band of garage musicians who will add their own unique 'tricks and treats' to the program. For the first time, the Spooktacular will feature a costume contest with first- and second-place awards going to audience members in the most unusual, unique or terrifying costumes.

Choral selections will feature medleys from Broadway musical thrillers "Jekyll and Hyde" and "Sweeney Todd." Other numbers will include "The Boogie Man," featured in Disney's movie "The Haunted Mansion," Bobby 'Boris' Pickett's 1950s rock hit "Monster Mash," Michael Jackson's MTV blockbuster "Thriller" from the 1980s, and an off-beat musical parody of "Dracula."

Humorous novelty songs will include Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Vampire," Hank Beebe's "Monsters," Rockappella's "Zombie Jamboree" and "This Can't Be Blood" from Sheldon Allman's quirky album, "Sing Along with Drac."

The Spooks will return with the popular theme from the 1960s television comedy, "The Munsters," and Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London."

Now in its sixth year, the ASU Choir's annual Halloween Spooktacular has grown in popularity from a relatively intimate 350-seat venue to standing-room-only status at the 1500-seat City Auditorium.

For more information, please call the ASU Art and Music Department at 942-2085, Ext. 221.

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