Broadway Desserts preparations underway


Taking place on May 27 and May 28 at 7 p.m. AHS choir department will be hosting their annual Broadway Desserts performance.
The event features different Broadway numbers from individual, small groups and all five of the AHS choirs over the course of the two act show with a chance to enjoy desserts at intermission.
The event will feature a wide range of challeging songs like a Million Dreams, She used To Be Mine, A Winter’s Bill, Dead Mom, Sezie The Day, We Don’t Talk About Bruno, Waving Through The Window and much more. They will also perform the traditonal songs the singers perform every year Lullaby of broadway and Everything’s Coming Up Roses.
In order to prepare for the performances, students have been working in class and outside of class to perfect their numbers.
“The way I’m preparing is by meeting with my group members multiple times a week after school, practicing my music at home and running the choreography over and over again trying to get it down,” junior Timothy Hurd said.
While practicing is important to put on a great show there are many other aspects of putting on a great show.
“I think putting on a great production requires rehearsal consistency, being open-minded and the willingness to try new things,” senior Zach Hurd said.
Between the choir department and the theater department, AHS puts on many great performances throughout the year, yet Broadway Desserts always stands out and is a fan favorite among the audience.
“I think it’s a lot of fun because you get to see so many of the show stopping moments from so many different shows all packed into one night,” senior Madisyn Dixon said.
“So, it’s a night of just oh my god that was amazing or oh my god that was awesome. You just get to see a bunch of the best parts of different shows all in one.”
With the end of the year approaching rapidly, this performance will be many seniors’ last and final bow of their high school careers as they graduate the following week. There are lots of conflicting emotions of saying goodbye to the stage and the choir program as the seniors move on from their high school lives.
“I just want this to be so much fun, This will probably be my last performance ever because I don’t know how much of this I’m going to be doing in college but it’s something I have really enjoyed throughout my life so I just want this to be like a fun memory to enjoy,” Dixon said.
“I really want this to be my best performance and to know that I got better and improved every year. I think it’s just about giving your all and letting yourself enjoy it. I also don’t want to stress too much about it because I don’t want to look back and think ‘oh wow I stressed out so much about it and now it’s over,’” Weaver said.
Tickets to the event can be purchased at the door for $15 the night of or discounted tickets at $10 can be purchased online using the QR code below up until May 26. If purchasing online please bring a photo ID to claim tickets upon entry. The choir department hopes to see you there.