The faces aren’t the same, we’re told, but the music will be very recognizable. The Four Freshmen, a vocal group that is part of the social history of practically every American alive, will be performing tonight as this season’s final performance in the Brownwood Area Live on Stage series.

The organization focuses the community’s attention on its concerts during its subscription period each year, which always concludes when the curtain rises on the first show of the season each fall. Since individual tickets aren’t sold, annual tickets must be purchased before the series of shows gets under way.

But the finale this year is a proven crowd-pleaser, with the new members of a group with a quite familiar name preserving that sound made famous in the 1950s and 1960s. They’ve also added some new selections that audiences love. And area residents who aren’t already members can still attend — if they choose now to subscribe for the 2007-2008 season.

New members enrolling tonight for the coming year will be allowing to see the Four Freshmen as a bonus concert. Current members who would like to renew now can also take care of that matter, and not have remember to do so in the fall when the final membership push rolls around.

Brownwood Area Live on Stage is the successor organization of Brownwood Community Concerts, which for decades has brought the best entertainment to the city at prices that astound other communities. The cost of an entire season of outstanding shows is frequently less than what is charged elsewhere for one ticket for one night. The generous support of several businesses and many other individuals makes this possible.

There’s still time to make your plans to be at Mims Auditorium at 7:30 tonight to see the Four Freshmen. Not having a subscription is not an excuse — not this time. And while you’re making plans, make a note to take your checkbook and secure your membership for the coming year. Another great season of entertainment awaits.

Brownwood Bulletin