For someone who doesn’t like directing musicals, Eddie Stiles certainly does it often. Besides directing two previous “I’ve Got the Music in Me” shows, he’s tackled “Dreamgirls” and “High School Musical,” all at the Liberty Theatre.
He collaborated with Jacqueline Egins for the third installment of “I’ve Got the Music in Me” which opens Friday at the Liberty. This show is different because it has a theme while the first two featured top songs from each decade starting in the 1920s.
“This year, we’ve chosen love for our theme,” Stiles said. Every song will be about new love, found love, old love, lost love.
Ometrise Richmond, who has been in each “I’ve Got the Music in Me” shows, laments that he won’t be able to goof around as much in the third show. In past years, he’s sung Elvis and James Brown songs, complete with costumes.
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One person looking forward to performing this year is Trina Alfred. Besides doing this show, she’s one of eight contestants left out of 1,000 who auditioned in the Atmore, Ala.’s, Wind Creek Casino’s Sing Your Way to 100 K contest.