One last show

 

The Coal City Theatre Department will close out its season with the annual Broadway Revue performances this weekend. 

Broadway Revue will be presented Saturday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in the Coal City Performing Arts Center. The show will feature individual and group numbers from some of the students favorite stage shows including “Sweeney Todd,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Spring Awakening,” “Mean Girls,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Hadestown,” “Alice by Heart” and many others.

As the final performance of the year, Broadway Revue offers students an opportunity to perform songs from musicals they might not otherwise have a chance to present. 

“With Broadway Revue, it gives the students a shot at portraying some of their favorite characters, even if it is just for two or three minutes in a song,” said Jack Micetich, director of the Coal City Theatre Department. 

Broadway Revue has become an event the students look forward to each year and it’s an opportunity for the graduating seniors to get one last chance to appear on stage together. 

“To see them on-stage one last time doing what they love is  something very special, and I am excited to take that all in,” Micetich said.

 

Members of the class of 2024 taking the stage this weekend are Stephen Byers, Jr., Elaina Patten, Jared Counterman, Elsa Bunton, Ethan Scrogham, Adaline Dowling, Amelia Fritz, Kilen Davidson and Bradley Burla.

In all, more than 30 theatre students will take the stage this weekend. Also performing are: Mason Natyshok, Melody Kinder, Eliana Chernesky, Olivia Sage, Bella Byers, Mason Hamilton, Gianna Savarino, Wyatt Chase, Gavin Clubb, Jack Steinhouse, Jordan Olson, Brody D’Orazio, Theo Fritz, Austin Harding, Alex Carlson, Caroline Childers, Gabby VanDuyne, Cora Armstrong, Isabella Palacios and middle school students Penny D’Arcy and Marina Figge. 

Broadway Revue serves as a fundraiser for the school’s Drama Club and helps cover the cost of master classes and educational trips to local theaters and New York City. 

Reserved seat tickets, $10 per person, are available at bit.ly/CCTDTickets or at the door—cash only— beginning one hour prior to each performance.

“We hope everyone has an opportunity to join us in the theatre this weekend,” Micetich said.