By Kristian Bush | Photo By Alexandra Gutierrez
A huge crowd swarms in the lobby waiting for the doors to open for one of the biggest performances the choir department hosts all year. Excitement fills the air as the audience finally takes their seats, the curtain rises and the first performance begins. On May 11, choir put on the role-reversing theme “battle of the sexes” for their annual pop show. All of the choirs in the organization took part in the show and performed different types of music as well as different dance styles. The performers got into the theme with creative costumes and unique song choices.
“It was a fun and entertaining event, it was so amazing,” sophomore Rebeka DePierro said.
The theme required boys to perform songs traditionally sung by girls and girls to perform songs traditionally sung by boys. The choirs practiced their dance routines and singing for a month before the big night. Due to the numerous testing days as well as the late start of UIL this year, they had to narrow down the amount of rehearsal time but also had to go from the traditional two nights of performances to one.
“We were really pushed to get the show ready,” choir director Michael Murphy said.
The choirs had the crowd clapping and singing along throughout the show to songs such as “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele and “Remind Me” by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. Each choir contributed something different to the theme. Many different entertaining elements were put into the performances, including an electric guitar solo by Jessica Guillory’s dad, break dancing by Galen McAllister and Jordan Green, original platforms, the performers going into the audience, and other unique entertainment. The show was the last performance of the year for most of the choirs with the exception of chorale singing at graduation.
“The show is a lot more fun because it’s your last time to go all out,” senior Iliana Dufek said.