Legendary Showtunes & More

July 25, 2021 at 7 p.m. Chicago Time at Friendship Botanic Gardens

Address: 2055 East US Highway 12, Michigan City, IN 46360

The LCSO will perform “Legendary Showtunes & More” at Friendship Botanic Gardens (FBG) for a magical and memorable evening for families and adults on Sunday, July 25 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, July 25, the LCSO, along with Interim Music Director and Conductor, Chuck Steck, will join together and perform under FBG’s Celebration Pavilion for an evening full of Broadway and movie tunes. 2020 Hoosier STAR winners, Alyse Flores (Adult Division) and Julia Larson (Youth Division) will also be performing. Food and drink will be available for purchase at this joint fundraiser for FBG and the LCSO.

Advanced ticket purchase is available at www.friendshipbotanicgardens.org (linked above). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the FBG entrance gate the day of the event, cash or card accepted. General admission for adults is $50; 17 and under are free. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. with music starting promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Featured Artists

Alyse Flores was born and raised a LaPortean and has been auditioning for LPCSO’s Hoosier Star ever since she was sixteen years old! She immersed herself in an early love of music with private piano and voice lessons, sang in multiple choruses, performed in both the color and winter guard, and played piano with the jazz band.
Alyse attended Ball State University School of Music and studied vocal and music education. She has taught voice, piano, music theory, and composition both privately and at The Lesson Loft music studio in Chesterton, Indiana. Along with her love of music, Alyse also has a passion for beauty and is in her third year as hair colorist at Hair Fitness in La Porte.
Alyse would like to thank her music educators Tom Coe, Mickey Stisher, Chuck Steck, and Rick Quarles for guiding and inspiring her in her youth. She would also like to show her gratitude to her parents, husband, and friends for their endless support through the years.
She hopes to inspire musicians to never stop performing!

For as long as Julia can remember she has been up on stage singing and performing, and it has always been her favorite thing to do. She loves performing in musicals as well. Some of the roles she has previously played was Mother Abbess in the Sound of Music, Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, Grace in Annie, and many more! At Chesterton, Julia is in the top Show Choir, the Sandpipers. She also is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program, participates in advanced art classes, and is on the varsity golf team. She would like to thank her parents, friends, and voice teacher, Anne- Marie Bice for all their support. She would also like to thank Hoosier Star and the LaPorte Symphony Orchestra for putting on this event and giving her this incredible opportunity.


  • Broadway Showstoppers – arr. Charles Stone


  • Russian Sailor’s Dance (from the ballet “The Red Poppy”) – Reinhold Gliere


  • A Tribute to John Williams – arr. Paul Lavender


  • The Pink Panther – Henry Mancini, arr. Cacavas


  • Never Enough (from the movie “The Greatest Showman”) – arr. Lackey

Performed by Soloist – Julia Larson, soprano


  • Take Five Paul Desmond – arr. Cerulli


  • Music from Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, arr. Krogstad


  • Feelin’ Good – Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley  arr. Lackey

Performed by Soloist – Alyse Flores, soprano


  • Highlights from ‘The Music Man” – Meridith Willson

Performed by Illumination

  • Selections from “Pirates of the Caribbean” – Klaus Badelt, arr. Ricketts


  • God Bless America – Irving Berlin, arr. Martin

Performed by Illumination


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