The Mesquite Toes Tap Team graced the stage at the Mesquite Community Theatre for their local Christmas Benefit Concert for the Virgin Valley Food Bank for the 11th year on Dec. 10 and 11. The concert drew large audiences for all three of the performances that mixed in young kids and old men.
All of the ladies sparkled in beautiful new costumes and shined as bright as stars in the brand new dance numbers. New numbers and costumes weren’t the only addition to this year’s benefit show; new members of the toes were spotted on the stage while some of the old members were dearly missed.
This year’s performance also included some very cute youngsters and the group of Brooke Helsten, Connor Helsten, Madeline Steyee and Aiden Steyee brought down the house with their ‘Frosty Rap.’
The Mesquite Toes Musical Theatre Ensemble brought all of the Who’s out of Whoville who sang about their ‘Perfect Christmas Night.’ The night was most likely perfect because of the absence of an appearance from that “charming as an eel” guy who lived just north, but nobody missed him. John Dearing, the guest vocalist sang a rendition of ‘It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ that would have filled Perry Como with enough jealousy to turn him as green as the Grinch.
Musical comedy was definitely part of the show when John Sadler and Mike Schultz complained that Mike Rye wasn’t getting anything for Christmas and then it was revealed why. You see, Rye was quite the bad kid and probably would have gotten away with his antics if his fellow group members Schultz and Sadler hadn’t turned on him and snitched.
Comedy came into play once again with the ‘Silent Toes’ musical theatre group ‘singing’ Hallelujah with a group of well-choreographed performers holding up a group of well-orchestrated and very large flash cards to music.
The evening ended with the audience participating in the finale of ‘Auld Lang Synge’ complete with party favors, hats and noise makers that could be purchased for $1 a pack.
The Toes don’t want you to miss their Dance Spectacular April 14, 15 and 16, 2016. Until then they wish you all Happy Holidays and will see you after their next performance tour in Louisiana for Mardi Gras in February.