The Sea King Sound (Of Music)
January 31, 2018
Broadway has come to PVHS this year with a musical showcase that was one for the books. The annual musical showcase is for family and friends of Sea Kings in the performance, as well as anyone who wanted to enjoy the art and talent of the PVHS students. There were even students from Palos Verdes Peninsula high school who came out to support their friends. The students performed musical numbers in groups, solos and duets, to a delighted full house.
“The musical theater class has been preparing since the beginning of the semester. We were choosing and practicing solo songs, group numbers, and dancing every week to lead up to the big show” said freshman performer, Natasha Stein.
The performances were from well known Broadway musicals, and the people in the audience were even singing along to their favorite numbers. And with 25 performances, everyone was sure to find something they enjoyed. Performances included numbers from musical favorites like Cinderella, the Wiz, Grease and The Wizard of Oz.
The evening started off with a number from “Annie get your gun” which included the entire cast and each song was performed with ease, from the singing to the dancing. The numbers ranged from high energy songs like “Ease on Down the Road” to slower songs like “Hopelessly Devoted to You”.
The costumes worn were also impressive, representing the musical that they were from, and done so well they made the musical identifiable not only by the songs, but by the wardrobe as well. The amount of time and hard work that was put into each performance was apparent throughout the night.
One of the performances that had the audience amazed was from the advanced dance group. “Our Favorite Son” from The Will Rogers Follies was the song they performed to, and “it was really fun because we were all sitting at the edge of the stage, it was really cool because it was seven different moves that looked really cool when we put it all together.” said Kailee Kakazu
Following the opening number, the closing was wrapped up with a performance by the entire cast. The excitement of the cast was felt throughout the room.
“My favorite number was probably ‘We go together’ where the whole class performed and it made me feel how close they are as a group.” said an audience member,Taylor Stroud.
PVHS drama department worked long and hard at perfecting their performances and it showed. Everyone seemed to enjoy the evening and left looking forward to their next show, dubbing the show a success.