Enjoy the music of Broadway musicals from 1962 to the present as the students of the South Lakes High School choral department present its ninth annual Broadway Night 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the school’s Little Theatre.
This year’s show, “#Generations X, Y, Z” will feature songs from the musicals Matilda, 13 the Musical, Edges, Cinderella, Anything Goes, Promises,Promises, Rock of Ages and many more.
“Many of the more recent Broadway shows are featuring music and artists from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, introducing our current generation to this music,’’ says Rita Gigliotti, Director of Choirs at SLHS. “While new to them, it is reminiscent for their parents and grandparents. To add to this twist, there will be a hashtag associated with each song in the review to incorporate today’s social media hype for our ‘Z’ generation.’’
More than 120 students from South Lakes Pyramid schools are participating in this musical theatre intensive that is centered around teaching students who want to grow in voice, acting, dance, and technical theatre. SLHS Choral students assume leadership roles in running every aspect of the show: performing, directing, production, technical theatre, publicity, costuming, choreography, all in a three-week period. Guidance and instruction is provided by Gigliotti and other highly qualified performing arts professionals. Chorus Alumni from who have performed in past Broadway Night shows also come back annually to assist Mrs. Gigliotti and her team.
Tickets for the shows, which in past years have all sold out, are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Lap children (5-and-under are free, if on a lap.) They can be purchased at www.southlakeschorus.org under the tab on top called