Music Magic 1.0

Del Rio's first and only musical variety showcase

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Music Magic 1.0

In 1986 it was decided that Del Rio lacked a small performing ensemble that featured musical  variety.  What followed was the teaming of four Tops in Blue priors–Rob Wade, Terra Winkel, Mitch Goodyear, Debbie Goodyear– with Moisanne Calderon and Bill Culpepper.  Using the technology available of the day, the group relied upon background tapes and some custom-recorded music to create a showcase they called Music Magic.  The Tops in Blue priors used their tour experience to bring choreography as well as a professional performance style that surprised local audiences.  Being also affiliated with The Upstagers meant access to a ready-made audience and additional resources, but being largely self-funded the group’s performances brought additional revenue to the community theater group.  Although humble in its beginnings, Music Magic would enjoy a respectable run with a number of cast changes over the years.