Center Stage: Glee Club Spring Performance Tour - Day 2
Friday, March 11, 2011
The piano is freshly tuned for the show.
After sound check, the men of the Glee Club walked to the General Morgan Inn to eat lunch.
After lunch, the guys checked out the historic Presbyterian Church across the street.
They sang “It is Well With My Soul” in the chapel.
The Glee Club then visited 17th President Andrew Johnson’s tailor shop. Johnson was from Greeneville.
The gentlemen then had some downtime at the local YMCA.
Purdue Alum and YMCA Staff Member Mike Hollowell welcomed the to the Y.
The guys enjoyed games like pool, air hockey, and ping pong.
Some guys even played basketball.
After some leisure time, they climbed the hill to the burial site of President Andrew Johnson.
The Glee Club poses for a picture with PMO supporter and Purdue Alum Scott Niswonger.
The guys stopped by the car museum on the way back for dinner. Matt Hanauer, Chris Cho, and Taylor Reiff look intently at information about one of the cars on display.”
The Glee Club enjoyed a wonderful dinner also hosted by Scott Niswonger.
The stage is set for the show which is about to begin.
The Glee Club treats Greeneville to one of its many traditions, their surround to start a show.
The guys take the stage and play to the audience on “It’s Time to Begin.”
Boiler Boys wows the crowd with their Jersey Boys Medley.
Assistant Director Ted Arthur accompanies on the piano.
Lighthouse inspires the audience with a little church music.
Senior Jimmy O’Conner sports lederhosen on “The Happy Wanderer.”
Sophomore Matt Hanauer performs “Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
New Man Max Showalter sings the run out song.
Freshman Caleb Buuck sings to a lucky audience member.
Purdue Varisty Glee Club Director Bill Griffel introduces the specialties.
Voiceovers perform their unaccompanied songs.
Jeremy Clifford takes the solo for Ba-Na-Na’s “Runaround Sue.”
The rest of Ba-Na-Na backs him up.
Flashbacks discos to “Stayin’ Alive.”
The Greeneville High School chorus joined the Glee Club for “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
The gentlemen ended the show with the crowd favorite “Strike Up the Band,” forming their Block P on the risers.
Daily Student Perspective - Day 2: Senior Jimmy O’Conner
Hello! We began the day with a quick set up and sound check. We had a great lunch at the General Morgan Hotel and began an historical journey through good ol' Greeneville TN. We saw many beautiful sights and learned many great things about the community. After a visit from our 17th President, Andrew Johnson, and a trip to the local YMCA for some relaxation, we went back to the hotel for an amazing dinner. From there we went to the Niswonger Performing Arts Center and put on an amazing show for over 900 excited Greeneville residents. We are currently on the road to sunny Florida! Overall, it was a great day and an amazing start to our busy Spring Break. Have a good one!