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Center Stage: Glee Club First Nighter

 

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The Glee Club set the pace for the 2009-2010 season with its annual First Nighter show at the Purdue Memorial Union. With passion and power, director Bill Griffel leads the Glee Club in “Praise to the Lord the Almighty”.


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During songs where they can “play to the audience” Glee Clubbers alike try to swoon and croon the crowd.


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Lighthouse, now comprised of Randy Sarnowski, Kevin Norman, Phoenix Lyons, and Jacob Ludwig debuted two new numbers on Friday night: “Swing low” and “His Love is Like a River”.


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These guys are sure having a great time on stage!


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Senior Kyle Sutton wows the crowd during the PVGC’s new number, “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel”.


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Junior Blake Vogt, Sophomore John Foerster, and Seniors Kyle Sutton and Aaron Strand dance and sway to the tunes of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons as the Boiler Boys.


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Senior and Sir of Scholarship, Barry Helfrich uses his First Tenor voice to hit those beautiful high notes on "Over the Rainbow".


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A favorite of audience, director, and group, “This is the Moment” is begun with a solo from Senior Ian Hyman.


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After a randomized pick from an audience member, New Man Nathan Wilkins was chosen to sing the run out song, “Slow Boat to China”.


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A guest at First Nighter enjoys the low bass voice of Sophomore Steve Sanders.


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Sing It! Photography major Andy Heiser is caught in a good photo of himself serenading a beautiful young lady in the audience.


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Ted Arthur, Assistant Director of the Glee Club, played masterfully at his inaugural First Nighter. A former resident of West Lafayette, Ted was glad to have a show in his hometown.


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Sophomore Mark Knight belts his powerful rendition of “Superman”.


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The Clever Lads dazzled the crowd with their “Men in Tights Medley”, which included songs like “Men in Tights”, “Macho Man”, and even Brad Paisley’s “I’m Still a Guy”.


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“Mississippi Squirrel Revival” really brings out the crazy side of Glee Clubbers!


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During the show, the Glee Club performed a new chart honoring the great John Williams. The song, entitled “Star Wars” uses the melodies of various John Williams songs like “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “JAWS”, “E.T.” and “Jurassic Park” to lyrics explaining the plot of Star Wars. Here Junior and Sir of Properties, David Wyant, Imitates Luke Skywalker.


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Many PVGC alumni joined onstage to sing a few numbers. In the vein of tradition, Bill Griffel led the alumni and current members in “Battle Hymn of the Republic”.


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Bill Griffel leads the crowd in a final round of “Hail Purdue”, a tradition in ending all Glee Club shows.


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“Happy Birthday!” Mrs. Conte, mother of Purduette Amanda Conte, is serenaded by the Glee Club after the show to give her an extra-special birthday.

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