Center Stage: Glee Club in Munster, IN
The Glee Club arrived at Munster Central Performing Arts Center on a bright afternoon before performing two shows for locals, tour groups, families, and fans.
They performed on a stage set up for the Chicagoland area premier of Making God Laugh. It was the first time many of us had ever performed on a carpeted stage!
Before the first show, we had a wonderful lunch provided by the theater. Sophomore Taylor Reiff enjoyed chatting with the guests at his table.
The show began with the signature surround formation.
Junior Robert Lechner sang the solo for “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel” near the beginning of the show.
The first specialty to sing was Lighthouse, singing their new medley of songs that they have performed throughout the season.
Freshman Austin Welch grabbed the spotlight in the song “Over the Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz.
The Glee Club brought a little country music into the show with “Sold.”
A group of seniors signing selections from the musical Jersey Boys sang their medley for both performances.
Senior Josh Getto sang the operatic solo in “Lambscapes” for the last time.
Assistant Director Ted Arthur played the piano like he was born to do.
During the first show, freshman Peter King was chosen to sing the run out solo.
Senior Mark Knight sang to a lucky member of the audience.
Voiceovers debuted their new song, “Waiting on the World to Change.”
Ba-Na-Na rocked out to their new song, “At the Hop.”
The group returned to the stage, only to begin bickering in “The Glee Club.”
Senior Charley Smith sang “God Bless the USA” as a patriotic way to near the end of the show.
To end the show, the Glee Club debuted their new closing song, “I’ve Got Rhythm,” a newly arranged piece by Ted Arthur.
After the show, the audience was greeted by the group and even was treated to a couple more songs.
Between shows, some of the group played cards or relaxed in a number of different ways.
Senior Michael Blakely enjoyed dinner with more guests before the final show of the day.
The Indiana Medley set the pace for the second performance.
Junior Chris Soverns sang the first solo of the medley…
…followed by the second solo by freshman Ryan Straut.
Senior Mark Knight enjoyed his home show and celebrated by singing “Superman” for both performances.
Senior Lou Fenoglio sang the solo for the Oklahoma medley with his own special twist.
Senior Charley Smith got a little crazy, telling his story of the Mississippi Squirrel Revival.
Freshman Dylan Simpson sang the second run-out solo of the day.
Junior Matt Lancaster and the rest of the members each serenaded their own lucky lady.
Voiceovers and Ba-Na-Na each sang while the rest of the group took a quick break. Here, sophomore Nick Miller serenaded a lady while singing with the 50s rock group.
Sophomore Jason VanHouten sang the group back in with “Time to Begin,” another original song by Ted Arthur.
The Glee Club’s 5 minute version of the Wizard of Oz got the audience laughing.
To finish the show, “Strike Up the Band” with its signature block P did not fail to impress.
The gentlemen mingle for the last time of the day.