Brahmas Sing a Broadway Melody

Drama will be showcasing the history of Broadway at its annual fundraising performance on Friday, named the “Broadway Review Show.”

The set list, chosen by drama director Jared Kaitz, includes songs from productions the history of Broadway such as 1957’s “Cinderella” to more recent productions such as 2017’s “Mean Girls.”

“[It is] meaningful because it actually will teach the audience a bit about Broadway through the times,” senior Emily Yang said. “Hosts will be giving fun facts [about Broadway] throughout the show.”

The show, completely student run and directed, includes performers from all three levels of drama.

The “Broadway Review Show” is also a fundraiser for the drama department to raise money. Proceeds from the show will support the department’s activities later this year.

“We’re going into the musical, ‘James and the Giant Peach,’ next, which has really crazy costumes and will need a lot of funding,” said Yang.

Classic Broadway hits like “Been a Long Day” from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha” and “Your Fault” from “Into the Woods” will all be performed. All the seniors will be featured in the song “I See Stars” from “Mean Girls.”

“I’m most excited about the senior song because…it is very pretty and inspirational,” Yang said.

In addition to “I See Stars,” Yang will be featured in “Mama I’m a Big Girl” from “Hairspray” and a solo, “I Love Play Rehearsal,” from “Be More Chill.”

Another senior who will also be in “I See Stars,” as well as “Your Fault,” is Jeremiah Reyes. He performed in last year’s showcase and is returning due to how rewarding the first one was.

“I really enjoy the feeling of having the spotlight on your face and having everybody watch you,” Reyes said. “It’s just an amazing moment to get into character be in somebody else’s shoes be in somebody else’s life and create their story.”

The show will be held at the DBHS Theater Friday  at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Horseshoe. The show includes a dinner and will cost $15 for students and $20 for adults.