Night On Broadway

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After closing night of “Seussical the Musical”, parents, teachers, and students alike have been asking the theatre department, “What’s the winter show?!” Well, oddly enough, we don’t have one - at least not a seven or eight performance run. This Winter, Wilsonville High School theatre is preparing for a local performing arts competition in the Portland area. I know what you’re thinking: “There are competitions for theatre?!” Yup! Just like soccer and basketball tournaments, Oregon Thespians (“the Oregon Chapter of the International Thespian Society”) organizes a theatre competition every February. Divided into the Northwest, Northeast, and Southern regions, high schools all over Oregon gather in three various locations on Feb. 6 to compete at Regionals. While still a competition, the contest looks a little…show more content…
The day before Regionals, Friday Feb. 5, Wilsonville High School theatre will present the Regionals showcase “Night on Broadway””, where students will perform their acting and musical numbers for the Wilsonville public - an event that will hopefully raise money for future shows. While there is only one performance, “Night on Broadway” will included around 30 separate acts from shows such as “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”, “First Date”, “The Wedding Singer”, "Dog fight", "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change", "Next to Normal", "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and many more. So while “Night on Broadway” might not be a play or a musical, with seven or eigt performances, elaborate costumes and sets, and a pit orchestra, the actors and directors will be working just as hard to organize a showcase that not only fundraises for the next dramatic season, but allows students to practice their numbers once more, before performing in front of judges - a crucial step in “putting yourself out there” as a
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