Center Stage: Phenomena 2013
The "Piano Man" Bruce Barker, from the Neon Cactus, was the opening act in Elliott Hall of Music.
Bruce brought the three of the directors from PMO on stage to sing. They were Ted Arthur, Bill Griffel, and Jeff Vallier.
Roy Johnson and the Phenomena band opened the show with the song "Welcome to the Jungle".
More phenomena performers joined Roy for the second song "Ballroom Blitz".
Cheyenne Chaplin sang the Journey classic, "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'".
Jake Burris started the 80s Medley with "You Make My Dreams"...
...and Austin Rauschuber finished it off with "Wake Me Up (Before you Go-Go)".
The performers came out to sing and dance along to "Come Sail Away".
Colin Smith sang the solo, sticking to a nautical theme.
Karli Davis belted the KT Tunstall hit, "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree".
She was joined by the voices of a small ensemble of girls: Audrey Bengert, Diana Poulin, Brandi Fishburn, Grace Bagshaw, Ashlae Nelms, and Abby Everett.
Jacob Shapiro came out for the solo on "Coutry Girl (Shake It For Me)".
The rest of the guys joined him, decked out in boots, big belt buckles, and cowboy hats!
Nick Miller played and sang the Train song, "Drops of Jupiter".
The girls started onstage for the next song, the Rock'n'roll Medley.
Kathryn Johnson sang "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" and Danny Hartman sang "American Woman", mashing the two songs together.
By the end of the song, both the guys and girls were rocking out on stage!
Members of the Purdue Bells perform "The Final Countdown".
It utilized only the bells and Andrew Kasha on bass guitar.
Chrissy Kvachkoff and Jenna Engleberth dueted "Walk Like an Egyptian".
Clint Buechler, John Evelo, Blake Nash, Peter King, Austin Welch, Dylan Simpson, and Brett Balasky all came out to sing harmonies for "Carry on My Wayward Son".
The Phenomena band members rocked out during the guitar solos of the Kansas hit.
Peter King sang the solo, with the rest providing backup vocals.
James Crawley came out to sing "21 Guns".
This Green Day hit had choreography influenced by their musical "American Idiot".
It was one of the most emotional and powerful songs of the show!
Matt Hanauer and the rest of the Phenomena performers closed the show with "Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees.
It was a very successful show, which benefitted Food Finders of Lafayette!