Showcase 2019 played to pack audiences Friday and Saturday nights at Port Allegany High School. The performers, under the direction of Kenneth J. Myers and Annamaria Myers, received standing ovations both nights. The show opened with the Senior High Show Choir singing “Renegade” with soloists Ryan Bowser and Owen Russell.
Members of the Senior High Show Choir include Mia Ambuski, Gracie Archer, Sean Boorum, Ryan Bowser, Dominick Button, Tara Briggs, Mallory Causer, River Cramer, Maleah Daniels, Sydney Davenport, Anthony J. Edgell, Taylor Emerson, Daniel Finn, Olivia Freer, Bree Garzel, Audrea Gimino, Destiny Grabowski, Betty Hooftallen, Kolby Hosterman, Maycie Howard, Reagan Hutton, Aleczander Kiser, Benjamin Lawton, Ryland Lawton, Kalyn Naylor, Emeline Pietermans, Allison Preston, Madison Preston, Blake Price, Lucas Roberge, Ayden Russell, Owen Russell, Ailaina Saltsman, Erin Stauffer, Anna Stewart, Emi Tanaka, Keely Tarbox, Brandon Tinder and Sierra Wiley.
The Elementary Ensemble was up next with “If I Only Had a Brain” from the “Wizard of Oz.”
The Elementary Ensemble members are Madelynn Andreano, Willow Babcock, Kaylee Bartlett, Kaydence Beaver, Kendra Bell, Connor Briggs, Baylee Brown, Hayden Brown, Sage Caskey, Sage Causer, Carter Chase, Bella Chitister, Ava Coleman, Jacob Colton, Bri Daniels, Mary Dibble, Elliana Distrola, Alivia Dowell, Annalisse Easton, Emily Errick, Madison Errick, Grace Finn, Madison Fillhart, Tyler Fillhart, Grace Finn, Gianna Glasgow, Peyton Gordon, Braiden Greenman, Liam Hawver, Levi Howard, Trinity Kiehlmier, Isla Lehmier, Lilly Lehmier, Jayden Link, Lily Madison, Kendra Meade, Ella Moses, Brendin Pfenniger, Alayna Rhinehart, Sabrina Reed, Josalynn Roche, Jenna Renner, Sarah Rothermel, Willow Sauers, Alex Schott, Derek Smith, Kaleb Smoker, Nick Snow, Neveah Sperry, Chloe Stilson, Ehtan Tarbox, Braelyn Taylor, Chloe Triplett, Joshua Veilleux and Derrick Xarros.
Ayden Russell sang “Anthem” from Chess followed by “One Foot” by the Junior High Show Choir.
Isaac Barber, Emily Baumgarner, Jennifer Baxter, Seth Benson, Ryan Bowser, Brielle Budd, Chloe Cramer, Cheyenne Crowe, Caleb Daugherty, Abrianna Dowell, Isaac Fessenden, Daniel Finn, Amber Funk, Audrea Gimino, Melody Gimino, Maycie Howard, Reagan Hutton, Maya Kephart, Aleczander Kiser, Madison Kottwitz, Shane Lawton, Kendra McGarvey-Smoker, Kylie McKeirnan, Leigha Nelson, Jeanette Nichols, Sapphire Nichols, Alliyah Penick, Anastasia Penick, Thea Petruzzi, Allison Preston, Kaden Price, Lucas Roberge, Olivia Schott, Rylie Simpson, Madeline Smith, Shelby Stafford, Mikya Stake, Evin Stauffer, Shelby Stewart, Collin Stuckey, River Stuckey, Brennan Taylor, Madelynn Triplett, Henry Troupe and Lillian Wright are members of the Junior High Show Choir.
“Seasons of Love” from “Rent” was performed by Ryland Lawton, River Cramer, Emi Tanaka, Owen Russell, Ailaina Saltsman, Benjamin Lawton and Madison Preston.
The Elementary Ensemble made their second appearance singing “Naughty” from “Matilda, The Musical.” Soloist Ailaina Saltsman sang “My House,” also from “Matilda, the Musical.”
“And This Shall Be For Music” was the second song for the Junior High Show Choir. Tara Briggs followed with “The Mad Hatter” from “Wonderland.”
“What Is This Feeling?” from “Wicked” was performed by Melody Gimino and Audrea Gimino followed by Chloe Cramer singing “The Wizard and I,” also from “Wicked.”
From “The Greatest Showman,” “Come Alive” was performed by the Senior High Show Choir with soloists Dominick Button and Kolby Hosterman followed by “Born to Be Somebody” by the Elementary Ensemble with soloists Gianna Glasgow and Derrick Xxaros.
“Sit Down, You’re Rocking’ The Boat” from “Guys and Dolls” with soloist Daniel Finn was the final performance by the Junior High Show Choir. Owen Russell sang “Tell My Father” from “The Civil War.”
“Big Time” with soloists Madison Preston and Tara Briggs was performed by the Senior High Show Choir followed by” Do You Remember?” From “Peter Pan” with soloists Ayden Russell and Madison Preston. “Come Alive (Reprise),” also by the Senior High Show Choir was the last song before the traditional finale performed by the Combined Choirs. “Hand In Hand” featured soloists Mallory Causer, Ryland Lawton and Owen Russell and Keely Tarbox, Ailaina Saltsman and Anthony Edgell.
Directors for Showcase 2019 were Kenneth J. Myers and Annamaria Myers. They were assisted by Brad Stewart on key bass; Ben Smith on percussion; Syrus Sauers, lighting and sound; costumes, Cheryl Brown; Vicki Brown, Cindy Lasher, ticket sales; and Mandy Boorum, Barb Bockoras, Cheryl Brown, Holly Triplett and Carri Madison, rehearsal assistants.