Center Stage: Purduettes at Gibson Southern High School
On the way to the show, the Purduettes stopped at “Sandy’s Pizza,” a Ft. Branch restaurant that serves fresh, homemade pizza. Sandy herself graciously supplied the girls with a wonderful buffet of pizza, breadsticks and ice cream in a fun retro atmosphere.
Seniors Allie Rieth, Ali Norman, Hannah Burris, and Abby Green sit together and chat during their last road show as Purduettes.
Hungry from the four hour drive, the ladies took advantage of the delicious meal provided for them.
The Purduettes enjoy having the restaurant all to themselves as they get excited for the show ahead.
As a way of saying thank you, the ladies serenaded Sandy with "We Love You" and “Hail, Purdue!”
Before the show began, the Purduettes admired the beautiful auditorium at Gibson Southern High School during their sound check. The gorgeous facility is the former high school of Purduette sophomore Audrey Bengert.
The ladies strike a pose as they work on choreography and sound levels onstage.
The Flappers practice a few songs before the show while the ladies smile behind them.
The ladies start off the show with a few sacred and inspirational tunes, such as “Salmo 150” and “Helping Hand.”
The show is also special for bassist Andrew Kasha, as his family is able to take the short trip from Evansville to see him play.
Keeping with Purduette tradition, freshman Grace Bagshaw serenades Glee Club alum Andy Seibert with the run-out song “I’ve Got a Crush on You.”
The Cowgirls return to the stage singing the humorous and popular “TV Medley.”
Sophomore Audrey Bengert sings a solo from “Grease” on the same stage where she played many lead roles during her years at Gibson Southern High School.
The Purduette Trio rounds out the specialty portion of the show with “A Tisket, A Tasket.”
The ladies return to the stage to the sound of the upbeat song “I’ve Got the Music in Me,” with senior Ali Norman singing the solo.
The ladies leave all of their energy on the stage in one of their last songs of the evening, “Hosanna.”
The crowd is left standing after the ladies sing the patriotic “Armed Services Medley” and a medley of Purdue hymns, ending in the world’s greatest college fight song – “Hail, Purdue!”
Following the show, the Purduettes mingled with an overjoyed crowd.
A native of Evansville, junior Colette Pfeiffer was delighted to have her family attend the show.
New Woman Liv Bertsch and senior Allie Rieth worked the merchandise table, promoting the group and encouraging audience members to purchase the new Purduette CD and other memorabilia.
New Woman Emily Scott also had her family, from Vincennes, Indiana, attend the show.
Audrey enjoyed the company of many friends and family members who came out to see the show. It was wonderful to be able to give the ladies (and gentleman) from southern Indiana a home show!