Edward Little High School held its annual Variety Show Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, at Great Falls Performing Arts Center in Auburn. This is the first time the event was held over two nights, according to Director Penny Appleby, because in past years there have been sellout crowds and patrons had to be turned away when it was held on just one night. “We also need to have two nights so that overcrowding doesn’t violate fire codes,” she added.

Steve Galway, assistant principal, served as emcee for the event, which included the following students:

Derek Johnson and Matt Theriault performing “O Forgotten Valentine;” Jessica Fortier singing “My Immortal;” Amanda Elze performing “Joyful, Joyful” on the piano; Brianna Knox, Raechel Biron and Aimee Poulin singing “Helplessly Hoping” a capella; teacher Carole Wise singing an original composition for voice and guitar.

Madison Raymond dancing to “And We Are Dancing” by Center Stage; Hannah Cox performing “Stars,” an original composition for voice and piano; Christie Moreno singing the country hit “When You Say Nothing At All;” Zach Hansen, Ben Larkin and Maxx Hackett’s rock band performing a “mix of generations;” Molly Platz singing “Blue Moon,” accompanied by voice teacher Martha Feeley; Matt Despres and Charlie Orne performing a funny skit to “O Fortina Slomo.”

Foreign Exchange Student Kristina Herschbach playing “El Pueblo Viejo” on her classical guitar; a band comprised of freshmen Ryan Nolin, Eric Cyr, Sam Brown, Matt Harmon and Jack Bilodeau; Kelly Allison Davis singing an original composition “One Room World;” Natalie Tribou, Niki Laliberte and Madison Raymond dancing to “Pour Some Sugar on Me;” Alex Judd and Amanda Elze performing “Cry Me a River.”

Members of the faculty performed a skit about what goes on behind the closed door of the faculty room; Peter Westcott played Chopin’s Nocturne in C Minor on the piano; Elizabeth Dulac, Caitlin Cameron, Telma Rosquete and Alice Efland danced to “Get Busy;” faculty members Penny Appleby and Carole Wise performed “Blowin’ in the Wind;” and the officers of the Edward Little Playhouse put on a skit, a long-standing tradition at the variety show.

Amy Churchill performed “Chicks Up Front,” which won her a first place at the National Forensic League competition; Charlie Orne performed “Tribute” with help from a special guest; Kate Speer performed choreography by Carol Dilley that she arranged to “Sparks” by The Who; and the last act of the evening was a song performed by the select choir at EL, re-named “Silence Removed” who performed “Good Lovin'” and “Hey, Goodbye.”

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