Middle School Newspaper
- MS Newspaper
From Metallica to Michael Jackson, from Justin Timberlake to the Village People, this year’s Cabaret showcased a variety of talent and aimed to please all types of entertainment lovers. The Holland Patent Vocal Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble teamed up to deliver a spectacular and thoroughly entertaining show this past weekend. The cast performed both Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm in the high school auditorium. There was never a dull moment as students introduced each exciting piece with funny skits, and the performances ranged from heavy metal to pop music, oldies, and even the interactive “YMCA.” I laughed out loud with delight when the jazz ensemble played Michael Jackson’s “Beat it” and the lavishly-dressed vocal ensemble performers came out one and two-at-a-time posing in famous Jackson stances. Max Lebuis’s trombone solo, Miranda Dornburgh’s snappy clarinet solo, and the featured ballet interlude by Bethany Nichols and Zack Mogensen were my favorite parts. Just when I thought Cabaret couldn’t get any better, I found out that they were selling chocolate for intermission indulgences. Topped off with amusing costumes, energetic acts that spilled out into the aisles, excellent dancing, singing, and instrument mastery, this was a night I’m glad I didn’t miss. Props to Ms. Corigliano, director of Vocal Ensemble, Mr. Lariccio, director of Jazz Ensemble, and Anna Engstrom who choreographed the whole thing. HP apparently has talent, and it was well worth the six dollars to get in!