Center Stage: Glee Club at Warren Performing Arts Center
The gentlemen of the Glee Club returned from Winter Break well rested, and departed from a cold and rainy West Lafayette on their first road show of the new semester.
Upon arrival at the Warren Performing Arts Center, everyone rushed in to unload properties.
Assistant Director, Ted Arthur, worked with the band and properties committee to make sure that everything was set up properly in order to provide the best sound for the group.
New man Jordan Friend helped the Merchandise committee set up their station in the lobby.
Also in the lobby, Voiceovers warmed-up before the sound check to make sure they were performance ready!
Freshman sound technician, Kaitlyn Tappenden, works with members of the properties committee to connect the sound board to the proper audio equipment.
After rehearsing in the lobby, Voiceovers and all of the other specialty groups sound check before the full group.
The Glee Club gathered onstage for a warm-up and for instructions on how to enter and exit the stage.
The group was dismissed to change into their tuxedos and made their way to the hall where they eagerly awaited the start of the show.
After a powerful greeting with “Ambassadors of Song”, the gentlemen rocked the stage with “Life is a Highway”.
As part of the “Indiana Medley”, two new men were featured. Junior Joel Sampson was first…
…And freshman Maxx Wright followed.
Sophomore Brandt Smith took the lead in “Shout Glory” as part of the Lighthouse quartet.
The gentlemen made a strong finish to the first act with the crowd favorite, “Strike Up the Band”.
Peter King, a sophomore from Houston, crooned to the Sinatra classic, “Come Fly with Me”.
After Peter’s opening verse, the Glee Club raced into the audience to find a lucky lady to serenade.
During halftime, Flashbacks and Ba-Na-Na both had the audience clapping along to their retro tunes.
Sophomore Kirk Weathers and senior Jason Ban, helped to pump up Ba-Na-Na’s performance with some added instrumentals.
Matt Hanauer soloed the classic tune, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.
The Glee Club got goofy with the song “Lambscapes”.
Voiceovers performed a brand new arrangement of the song “Let Me Love You” by Ne-Yo.
Senior Colin Smith closed the show with “God Bless the USA” and the group celebrated the 100th Anniversary of “Hail, Purdue!” before exiting the stage and returning back to campus.