Works in Progress 2016 recap

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Works in Progress 2016 recap

Mary Longmire, WSS Intern

City Lights, 4th Ave., Good Time Company, Showtime and Primetime show choirs performed at last night’s show on Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Arganbright Auditorium at the Works in Progress show. This show at West High consisted of show choirs from both City and West. They came together and show off what progress they’ve made since they first started learning music and choreography.

The groups came together and provided encouragement to each other, according to Anna Forbes ’19.

“I think both [choirs] were very supportive of each other, like when there was a good solo or something, a lot of people from the show choirs clapped,” Forbes said.

I think both [choirs] were very supportive of each other, like when there was a good solo or something, a lot of people did the show choir fingers or clapped.”

— Anna Forbes '19

Primetime is the newest addition to the West High show choirs. It is an all girls group, directed by Sarah Haas, who is a first time show choir director this year. 

Anna Forbes ’19, a Primetime performer, commented about the group dynamic. “This is a fun group to be apart of, it is a great opportunity to meet new people also it is cool to be apart of this group because it is the first and possibly the last year of Primetime.” 

Primetime performed songs “Brave” and “Me Too” to begin the night. The theme of their show this year is ‘Confident’.

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Showtime performed “You Know My Name,” “Secret Agent Man” and “Back in Black” as part of their ‘James Bond’ themed show. Showtime is directed by Jeff Knutson, and is a boys and girls prep show choir. 

Carrie Harper ’19, a performer in Showtime, said, “The team is always improving because there are new faces and new faces means new talent which is always a good thing.” 

Showtime hopes to keep improving throughout the season.

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West High’s varsity show choir Good Time Company performed multiple mashups, including a Michael Jackson number and a medley of “Zombie” and “God Help the Outcasts”. They also featured a Backstreet Boys mashup. Good Time Company is a mixed show choir directed by David Haas. 

Kate Vanderleest ’17 said “This year GTC is one big happy family because of all the positive vibes.”

 

This year GTC is one big happy family because of all the positive vibes.”

— Kate Vanderleest '17

The group has been putting in a lot of work in and outside of practice so far to make their show stand out.

The City and West students who performed on Wednesday night started the show choir season well and had the audience looking forward to seeing the full show next month at Hancher Music Hall.

Watch all three West performances below:

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