Jessica Richardson | Staff Writer
Lights, rhinestones, tap shoes; it’s showtime! The CG choral department is finishing the year with their annual ‘Spring Spectacular’. Throughout the week, show choir was busy with many long rehearsals after school to prepare for the show on Thursday and Friday night.
¨The rehearsals went by really quickly and they were pretty good compared to past years,” senior Debtones member Taylor McNamee said. ¨The dances this year were pretty easy, so I really have not had to work hard at all.¨
This year’s show was based off of the Broadway show “Chicago” and the city itself.
¨’Chicago’ is about two women in the 20’s in Chicago who are trying to become big on stage with some not so good circumstances,” McNamee said.¨
Both women have committed murder. The show starts before the crimes and walks you through each story, and at the end, the two women come together and form a famous singing duo.¨
Spring spec is the last performance of the year for the Choir Department.
“It’s really bittersweet knowing that my time in choir is coming to an end,” senior Madison Montgomery said. “It’s really sad since it’s been a part of my life for the past four years, but I can’t wait to come back and watch the shows in years to come!”
Though seniors are preparing for graduation, they know the choir experience has given them many memories.
¨Being a senior going through the last show is rough,¨ McNamee said. ¨All I want to do is give up and graduate, but the seniors still have to be an example to the underclassmen and juniors especially since they are taking our place next year. Being a senior has also allowed me to take a step back and really appreciate everyone involved with choir shows! There are so many behind the scenes people that don
’t get any credit for the hard work they do for us, but without them, we would not have a show to put on.¨
As an underclassman, sophomore Sounds System member Susan May knows that the evening’s celebration will represent a passing of leadership.
“I’ve really looked up to the seniors this year, so next year we will have to take over,” May said. “It will be kind of bittersweet because they’re moving on to college, but they’ll also miss it.”
As the last show for seniors, Spring Spec is an important show for families and friends to support the students in the Center Grove Choral department. A few tickets are still available for $10.