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Monday, May 2, 2011

"Musical Entourage" Presents a night on Broadway

Bluffton show choir fans were treated to a touch of Broadway Friday and Saturday evenings.


The Bluffton High School’s “Musical Entourage” performed numbers from several Broadway musicals, as well as their 2011 show choir competition routine, at their annual “A Night on Broadway” fundraiser and dinner. The choir members performed songs from no less than 11 different Broadway musicals, including "Mamma Mia", "Chess", "Annie" and "Wicked". 


The evening began with a gourmet-style dinner, organized by Rhonda Gerber,  with tables served by the students. 


The show started an hour  later with “Musical Entourage” reprising their 2011 competition show. 


As the focus switched to Broadway, the full cast performed “As Long As You’re Mine” from “Wicked”, “Superclifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins”, and “Alice’s Theme” from “Alice in Wonderland”. The choreography for the latter two of these was arranged by choir member Aja Hurst, and included solo spots performed by Naomi Ifer, Taylor White, Catie Campbell, Carson Addington and Lizvette Echevarria. 


Kristan Brinneman, Jenna Feeback, Payton Fugate, Hope Gerber, Naomi Ifer and Makayla Rodenbeck performed solo routines, while duets were performed by Feeback and Ifer, Taylor White and Lexie Garrett, Mallory Bowman and Alyssa Thompson,  Macy Reiff and Kiersten Mettler and Lara Stroud and Cierra Wellman. 


Bluffton’s show choir program will present its final show of the year at the high school on Wednesday, May 18, with this year’s graduating seniors making their final appearances with “Musical Entourage”.   


More photos and video from the show will be posted here over the course of the next few days. 

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