Lausanne students took to the stage Saturday night in the annual Night of Broadway performance hosted and directed by the Upper School thespians.
The show, held in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), featured songs from Broadway musical favorites such as Arabian Nights from Alladin and Wait For It from Hamilton.
Other shows features in the evening's performances included Les Miserables, Annie, The Sound of Music and Wicked.
Night of Broadway, which has taken place at Lausanne for 11 years, has become one of the favorite events of the year for students. The evening was originally started by a student to raise money for her grade. It was then passed on to the Thespian Society.
"I am so glad to have been a part of Night of Broadway this year. Each and every performer brings an incredible amount of energy to both their performances and the show as a whole. It’s always special for the Upper School Thespian Society to be able to connect with the younger kids here at Lausanne and to celebrate our love of theater alongside them," co-director and emcee Matthew Russell '19 said. "Each year the number of acts grows which is a great sign of growth in the Lausanne Arts. The passion, talent and dedication exhibited by all members of the cast and crew really shows how outstanding our Theater Department is. Being able to put on a performance that showcases talent from lower schoolers all the way up to seniors is truly something special to be a part of."
The night also features an art gala in Blackmon Gallery. Live music from the 3rd through 5th grades as well as violinists also performed in the EPAC lobby.
This year, an exhibition of various works of art from Lausanne lower, middle and upper school students that were completed in the fall of 2018 was featured in the art gallery.
While the musical numbers for Night of Broadway were a one night only occurrence, the art in Blackmon Gallery is on display until November 7.
"Night of Broadway is special to me because you can participate in the performance from as early as Lower School all the way up to High School. It’s an opportunity to show case your talents and experience the talent of other students. It is something that you can look forward to each year and it’s a great chance for Lower, Middle and Upper School to come together. I love that you can come up with you own choreography or chose your own music because it gives you the opportunity to express your identity," co-director and emcee Christina Frye '19 said.
Click here to see our full album of photos from Night Of Broadway on our Facebook page.
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