Broadway Review


Jenny Schlossberg

The cast of The Broadway Review performs a song from the Broadway musical “Mean Girls.”

Jenny Schlossberg, Staff Writer

   On May 25, the Drama department performed its very own Broadway Review. From rich, emotional pieces like “Sonya and Natashafrom “The Great Comet of 1812″ performed by Emma Carbonell and Kendall Rill, to cherry pieces like “Popular” from “Wicked” performed by Nick Ramirez and Jackson Stadtler, the review had it all. 

   All the pieces had their own energy, allowing the audience to become entranced with each number. Pieces from large productions like “Hamilton,” “Grease,” “Teen Beach Movie,” “Sound of Music” and more were presented. In contrast, there were more unique pieces performed as well like “A Trip to the Library” from “She Loves Me” performed by Carly Partlow, Madison Wright and Sydney Alderton and “Thin Air” from “Amelie” performed by Larisse Shayeb. This difference between well-known and hidden gems added an engaging quality to the performance. 

   The group performances were overall mystifying. “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’” from “Teen Beach Movie” introduced an uplifting tone to the show while “Time Warp” from “Rocky Horror Picture Show” added an eccentric twist. “First Burn” from “Hamilton” was powerful yet eerie which contrasted with pieces like “Six” from “Six,” “Someone in the Crowd” from “La La Land” and “Where Do You Belong?” from “Mean Girls” all of which had a much more lively tone. However, no matter the spirit of each piece, all of the group works were powerful and impactful. 

   The solos performed throughout the night were amazing. “Someone Like You” from “Jekyll & Hyde” performed by Sabrinna Ugalde and “There Are Worse Things” from “Grease” performed by Nylmar Baez  had such power and such beauty that you could feel it in your chest. “Screw Loose” from “Cry Baby” performed by Sydney Alderton as well as highlights from “Time Warp” and “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’” were charming, fun and crazy all in one. “Sister” from “White Christmas,” “No One Else” from “The Great Comet of 1812″ and “Astonishing” from “Little Women” were masterfully performed by Bella Castaneda and Bella Janss, Dover Petersen and Kendall Rill.

   Unlike most performances at DHS, the Broadway Review was directed and choreographed by students. Molly Ario, Kayla Clark, Madeleine Khouri and Carly Partlow all guided the department through casting, song choices, dance routines and more. It’s apparent by the level of quality of the performance that directing the entire department was a rigorous yet rewarding task. 

   “So Long, Farewell” from “Sound of Music” played by all senior actors changed the atmosphere of the show, as it truly marked not only the end of the drama department’s performances of the 2022-23 year, but the seniors’ last show.