SM East Musical Revue captures contemporary Broadway hits

The cast of this year's Musical Revue performing their opening number, Seize the Day from Newsies.
The cast of this year’s Musical Revue performing their opening number, Seize the Day from Newsies.

Northeast Johnson County residents will have one more chance tonight to catch the SM East theatre department’s annual Musical Revue, a breezily-paced performance of Broadway hits from the past 20 years.

“We started the revue a few years ago to give more kids a chance to shine on stage,” said director Brian Cappello. “We have such an incredible amount of talent at East, and we wanted to give the community a chance to see it.”

This year’s revue features two dozen performances — solos, duets and big groups — with select cuts from shows like Rent, Footloose, Mamma Mia and Hairspray.

Approximately 50 SM East students perform in the production.

The final performance of this year’s revue is 7 p.m. Friday in the SM East auditorium. Tickets are $7 at the door, or free with a student ID.

Here’s are a couple clips from Thursday’s show, with Chloe Kerwin and Austin Dalgleish performing Falling Slowly from the musical Once, and Abby Cramer performing Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad from Bonnie and Clyde.

Stephanie Wilcox singing Come out of the Dumpster from The Wedding Singer.
Stephanie Wilcox singing Come out of the Dumpster from The Wedding Singer.