Center Stage: Glee Club and Purduettes at Crown Point High School
The men and women of the Glee Club and Purduettes worked together to load the buses full of properties and sound equipment for their joint performance in Crown Point, IN.
Both groups were very excited to have the chance to socialize on the bus ride there and back! It gave everyone a preview of the fun that would occur traveling to Europe together during the summer of 2013.
Sir of Merchandise, Danny Hartman, worked with his committee to set up the merchandise table, selling CDs, apparel, and other Glee Club items.
After the stage was constructed, the gentlemen began their sound check. Flashbacks debuted their new song, “Power of Love”, made famous by the film Back to the Future.
When the men were finished, the ladies came to the stage and practiced moving on a different set of risers (the Purduettes use a riser with larger panels so they have more room to dance; working on the Glee Club’s risers provides a challenge, but these girls can handle anything!)
While the Purduettes wrapped up their sound check, the Glee Club met for dinner. Culver’s catered the meal, providing delicious burgers, chicken strips, and ice cream! The Purduettes joined shortly afterward.
The gentlemen took to the stage to start the show with a powerful performance.
The members of Ba-Na-Na performed “L-O-V-E” during the Nat King Cole tribute; this portion of the show always has the audience giggling in their seats while junior Nick Miller struggles to make his body into an “E”.
Returning to his hometown, senior Jason Ban sang “When You’re Smiling”.
Sophomore Ryan Straut sang the run-out to a very sweet lady sitting in the audience.
The gentlemen re-entered the theater to the song “I’ve Got Rhythm” which calls for some choreography!
After the Glee Club performed, the Purduettes took to the stage with their Broadway-themed Opener, featuring senior Colette Pfeiffer
New woman, Ashlaé Nelms took the solo on a beautiful rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon” in honor of former Boilermaker, Neil Armstrong.
The ladies sang a run-out of their own, serenading the gentlemen of the audience with “Crush”.
Two senior Purduettes returned to Crown Point for their hometown performance. Chrissy Kvachkoff sang Carey Underwood’s “So Small” during the Purduette’s halftime.
Marissa Williams performed a comedic opera song and had the audience chuckling in their seats, but impressed by her incredible vocal control.
Chrissy Kvachkoff once again took to the mic as she sang lead on “I’ve Got the Music in Me”.
The women sang beautifully blended while performing their more tender ballads, such as “Revelation 19”.
Gifts of appreciation were presented to the coordinators at Crown Point and the ladies led the audience in an energetic performance of “Hail, Purdue!” Afterward, the buses were loaded and both groups headed back to campus so they could wake up for classes the next morning.