The Jasper County Concert Series kicked off its 2013-2014 season with the Unexpected Surfer Boys on Thursday evening. The program proved to be a great time for audience members to virtually grab their surfboards and head to a beach to hear those timeless songs and harmonies of the legendary Beach Boys. It was an evening for “catching a wave” and “hangin’ ten.”
From the onset, this team of four professional male performers entertained the receptive and enthusiastic audience as colorful beach balls bounced throughout the NHS auditorium.
The singers performed classic Beach Boys hits stringing them together with a story line, including “Barbara Ann,” “I Get Around,” “California Girl,” “In My Room,” “Come Go with Me” and “Little Surfer Girl.” The story continued with 3 classic car songs — “Little Deuce Coupe,” “409” and “Little GTO.” The first set concluded with a medley consisting of “Good Vibrations,” “Surfin’ Safari,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Help Me, Rhonda” and “Do You Want to Dance?”
After intermission, the group focused on Broadway tunes from numerous musicals including “Wicked,” “West Side Story,” “A Chorus Line,” “Man of LaMancha,” and “Les Miserables.”
These guys entertained with powerful voices and a variety of styles — there was something for everyone, including some audience participation.
If you missed this show, the concert series continues with a trio comprised of flute, viola, and harp at 7 p.m. Nov. 18.