Never too old to break a leg

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Some things just get better with age, and a 50 and over singing group from Springfield said they're no exception.

"You're only as old as you feel, and you're only as young as you feel," said Chris Hugo, one of the founding members of Past Prime Time Players.

"It seemed to fit us best," said Hugo at Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield on Saturday afternoon. "Although some of us still think we're in our prime, instead of past our prime time."

The group was started just as the Springfield Jazz Singers began to fizzle out, said director of Past Prime Time Players Jan Felton.

"Everybody here is over 50 and I think we have folks that go up to like 94," said group member Jim Curtiss at the church on Saturday.

"I'm 63 years old," he added. "I love music and I love to sing, but nobody is going to cast me as Curly anymore. So, if I want to do this music that I love, this is a great opportunity, and that's really what this group is all about."

Past Prime Time Players is preparing for their "Sing the USA" show in the spring. Auditions will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Springfield from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 19.