By: Meredith Murphy
“Finding Neverland.” “Phantom of the Opera.” “Heathers.” “Les Misérables.”
These are just a few of the shows that will be featured at the Mount’s Broadway Knight on May 3 in the Hudson Auditorium. Mount students come together as part of Broadway Knight to sing a variety of songs from popular musicals. Many of the singers also participate in the Mount’s acapella group, Knight Notes.
Over the course of the semester, the students involved have been singing, dancing, directing and choreographing the show for countless hours for weeks on end. The level of excellence and excitement in their personal interpretations of the songs showcase their passion for musical theatre. Such renditions include “One Day More” from “Les Misérables,” “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from “Hairspray” and “La Vie Bohéme” from “Rent.”
Emily Fricano, a junior nursing major, said her favorite part of Broadway Knight is “just being surrounded by nice people and being able to all work hard for something great.” If the practices reflect an ounce of greatness expected at the final performance, Broadway Knight will be something great to see.
The appeal of Broadway does not simply come from the songs but from the euphoric sensation the songs induce. This event was established to create a safe and light-hearted space, full of the expressive music and entertainment. Christopher Blackwell, a junior history/political science major, said, “I love being a part [of] something that makes me happy.”
Finally, for those who have not seen a Broadway musical, Broadway Knight is a great introduction. It’s a small dose of what can be seen on the Great White Way in New York City.