Final performance is all about Broadway

By Jessica Soto | News Editor

The Citrus Singers are taking the stage yet again, only this time they will be performing classic songs from Broadway with more than 20 musical numbers.

Students can expect a variety of music “ranging from Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma’,” says Garrett Smith, 20, a third-year Citrus Singer.

“Over 40 Singers each have their own moment in the show, bringing to the table their own individual talents and skill levels,” Smith said.

Some of the soloists will include, Andy May, Maelyn Cacho, Lottie Chesney, Zach Bondoc and Kalin Booker.

“I personally feel the best part of ‘Broadway’ is all the variety that we have in the show,” Cacho said.

Musical numbers like “All that Jazz” from “Chicago,” “Who loves you pretty baby?” from “Jersey Boys” and “Thank you for the music” from “Mamma Mia” will showcase the many different voices the Citrus Singers have to offer.

“There is something for everyone from classic Broadway show stoppers to new contemporary hits,” Cacho said.

Directed by Doug Austin and Allen Everman and choreographed by John Vaughan and Renee Liskey, the students and staff involved have devoted more than 100 hours of rehearsal and preparation time to this showcase.

“There are a lot of sentimental moments and hints of the beauty in simplicity in what we do,” said Edward Little, 18, a first year Citrus Singer.

The Broadway themed showcase is new and different for the Singers, and for the three-year members it will be their final performance.

“This show will be my last hoorah,” Cacho said.

Instead of traveling to Los Angeles or New York to listen to some Broadway classics,  make your way to the Haugh Performing Arts Center May 17 and 18 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $22, student and senior tickets are $20 and tickets for children 16 and under are $15.