Chamber Singers host second annual Cabaret


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The Chamber Singers pose for a photo before their second night of performances. This is the second year of the Cabaret for the Chamber Singers, on the evenings of Feb. 14 and 15.

The Hays High Chamber Singers hosted their second annual Cabaret on Feb. 14 and 15, starting at 7:30 pm each evening.

The event lasted approximately two hours, consisting of two acts, separated by an intermission.

Sets from the Chamber Singers featured performances from the following:

Act I

“I Can Hear the Bells” from “Hairspray” performed by junior Ashley Vilaysing

“Young and Healthy” from “42nd Street” performed by senior Nathan Leiker

“Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)” from “Paris?” performed by junior Carson Brooksher

“Maria” from “West Side Story” performed by junior Kai Kaufman

“What is this Feeling?” from “Wicked” performed by Vilaysing and junior Alexis Borders-White

“True Love” from “Frozen, The Musical” performed by senior Sierra Adkins

“I See The Light” from “Tangled” performed by junior Eythun Wyatt and sophomore Samantha Vesper

“She Loves Me” from “She Loves Me” performed by junior Zach Chance

“My Funny Valentine” from “Babes in Arms” performed by junior Sam Rider

“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” from “Shall We Dance” performed by junior Eliana Buller

“Your Song” by Elton John performed by Wyatt

“Fly Me to the Moon” by Bart Howard performed by senior Da’Vontai Robinson

“La Vie En Rose” by Edith Plaf performed by junior Alisara Arial

“Old Devil Moon” from “Finlan’s Rainbow” performed by junior Gabe McGuire

“Somewhere” from “West Side Story” performed by the Chamber Singers

Act II

“Song That Goes Like This” from “Spamalot” performed by Nathan Leiker and sophomore Sydney Wittkorn

“I Can Cook Too” from “On the Town” performed by senior Katelyn Engel

“No One Else” from “Great Comet of 1812” performed by Vesper

“Someone Like You” from “Jekyll and Hyde” performed by junior Caitlin Leiker

“Honey Bun” from “South Pacific” performed by Wittkorn

“What Do I Need With Love” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie” performed by junior Tom Drabkin

“Anything You Can Do” from “Annie Get Your Gun” performed by Caitlin Leiker and McGuire

“Fable” from “The Light in the Piazza” performed by senior Hanna Dannar

“Dust & Ashes” from “Great Comet of 1812” performed by junior Andrew Duke

“Fine” from “Ordinary Days” performed by Chance and Dannar

“Who You Love” from “Bonnie and Clyde” performed Arial and Engel

“What You Own” from “Rent” performed by Drabkin and McGuire

Instructor Alex Underwood addressed the hard work put in by each member in this process, including their opportunity to choose and practice their own song.

The Cabaret gave each singer the chance to be in the spotlight.

“I feel like it went really well,” Rider said. “I think the audience really enjoyed it. I think it gave them a little taste of what each singers’ personality is like.”

Sophomore Sydney Wittkorn agreed with Rider’s view of the event.

“I honestly don’t think I could pick a favorite part, because everyone’s acts were so different and unique from each other that there’s no way to pick a single one,” Wittkorn said.

Wittkorn believes each act did show each member’s personality.

“The only thing I think we could have done differently is publicizing the cabaret more,” Wittkorn said. “There wasn’t much publicity leading up to it and I feel like we could have gotten more people to come than we did. I still think it was a very nice turnout anyway.”