Lawrence High School’s annual ‘Showtime’ variety show returns

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Members of Lawrence High School choirs will hit the stage Thursday, Friday and Saturday with “Showtime,” the choral department’s annual variety show. 

Although the show was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, students and teachers have worked together to produce “Showtime” since 1974. 

This year’s program boasts a cast of more than 90 students and a setlist of 35 numbers, not including the traditional opening and closing songs.

Members of advanced choir classes will perform songs by Amy Winehouse, NSync, Billy Joel and many others in between. 

Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Members of Concert Choir, Bellissima Treble Choir and A Cappella Choir — Lawrence High School’s advanced vocal music classes — perform “Exile” by Taylor Swift during a dress rehearsal Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

The show consists of Concert Choir, Bellissima Treble Choir and A Cappella Choir singers. Students from these groups collaborate to create acts of their own; they’re then selected to perform after auditioning. 

Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 27-29, at the high school, 1901 Louisiana St. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. 

Tickets cost $10 and are available for purchase at the door on show nights. Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, and the high school’s finance office also have tickets for sale.

Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times The school’s annual variety show “Showtime” will return Thursday. Students and teachers have worked together since 1974 to produce the show, which features acts the students make up on their own. They’re selected after performing an audition.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Lawrence High School senior Abe Roman performs “My Way” by Frank Sinatra after the show’s intermission.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Students practice their rendition of “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” by Stevie Wonder.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times All choirs join to perform “Sing a Song” by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Chloe Anderson/Lawrence Times Junior Hazel Beeson performs “Jackie Onassis” by Sammy Rae & The Friends.
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Chloe Anderson (she/her) contributed to The Lawrence Times from August 2022 through May 2023. She is also published in Climbing magazine, Kansas Reflector and Sharp End Publishing. As a recent graduate of the University of Kansas, Chloe plans to continue her career in photography, rock climbing and writing somewhere out West.

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