2018, February, Arts and Review, Bucketlist Broadway, Azaula

Bucketlist Broadway

by Grace Azaula (posted 2-18-18)

Singing. Dancing. Food. Love These are the things that make the world go round. But where could you possibly find all of them at once? Bucket List Broadway, of course! On February 10th, CHS Drama held their annual Bucket List Broadway event at the Waverly Inn. This event is a great way for local singers to perform songs from their favorite musicals, and for audience members to enjoy delicious horderves while listening to extremely talented performers, some of whom were CHS students themselves.

Being so close to Valentine's day, the theme for the show this year was very fitting: Love! Performers sang songs about all types of love, romance to friendship and to family. Not only were these songs sung extremely well, but they were carefully selected, in order to express the message the individual was trying to get across to the audience. One of the most heartfelt performances of the night was by seniors, Tom Mueller, 2018, and Joe Berardi, 2018, who sang “World’s Apart.” This song was a bittersweet selection, as it highlighted both the joys of their friendship, as well as the sadness that comes with knowing that they must part for the first time in fourteen years of friendship when they head off to college next year.

Another highlight of the night was CHS’s very own Ms. Demeo, performing “Waving Through a Window” from the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen. Deciding to take a quick break from her role as director, Demeo joked about the pains of being single in her hilarious rendition of this crowd favorite.

It wasn’t just current members of CHS who performed though. Andrew Brown came back after graduating in 2012 to show his support for CHS Drama program by singing at the event. His rendition of “No One Else” from The Great Comet mesmerized audience members, and had CHS performers blown away by the fact that he too had been apart of the CHS drama department.

All in all, the night was a complete success, and left both the audience members, as well as the performers, satisfied. Events like this show just how lucky both the CHS and Cheshire communities are to have such gifted people within them. If you want to see for yourself how talented the CHS drama department really is, make sure to see their upcoming performance of Merrily We Roll Along on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. It will be a performance you won’t want to miss!