Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lafayette Jefferson First Edition: Spies in the Night

Wow. I'm not sure why the sound is so out of sync with the picture, but it cannot detract from the power of a trapped floor, moving lights, and gunshots.

There is also some fine acting going on. Love it- I do.

Thanks to Tom for the tip on this one.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Piqua HS The Company: Glamorous

Yea- outfits. In 2008.

Thanks, Piqua!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

NBHS Pure Energy: Twilight Zone

This selection features some of the best lyrics in th english language:

Unpretentious girl from Memphis
Saw the future through her third eye


a sequence of flashlight choreography. It is both magical and mysterious. Enjoy.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sullivan HS Singers: Elton John Medley

First, I apologize for my long absence. The whirlwind world of showchoir waits for no man, and I've fallen behind.
Please enjoy this selection:

This piece is full of gems, from that first soloist to the white fur coats. The crocodile dance move really drives home the choreographic pedigree of the American Showchoir. That is, I'm sure you know, the unholy union of Jazzercize and charades.

Sullivan Singers, we are in your debt.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Piqua HS The Company: Beautiful Things/Beautiful Day

Another home run from Piqua!
In this video, we get heaps of intense facial close-ups, and an intense and reprised solo.
The costume choices are brave, as is the choreography, especially at 2:36.

Also, please ignore whatever happens at 3:02.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Hart Sound Vibrations:
Snakes on a Plane

I don't know where to begin.

The emcee's intro is fantastic, but is quickly bested by the two students who provide a spoken skit to start the number.

The number- what happened? The cyc is green, the only color of light proven to make any skin tone look bad.They're not singing (I pray.) And youtube commenter Ethein sums it up with, "this isnt sharp at all." I expect better.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Today's selections offers a great window into the Showchoir process. I love the voice calling out the 'names' of the dance steps, though if someone yelled Austin Powers! at me, I'd be at a loss...

Also, I don't often use this word, but the Showchoiress on the right is FIERCE.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hart Sound Vibrations:
Go Go Power Rangers

This is what passes for arts education in America today. That is all.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Warwick High School Show Choir: Rockin' America (in four parts)

This performance originally aired on Blue Ridge Cable 11.

The 60s: American Bandstand
Bandstand Boogie, Baby Love, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, You Keep Me Hangin' On, Let's Twist Again, I Heard it Through the Grapevine

The 70's: A Chorale Review
I Love the Night Life, Do the Hustle, La Freak, That's the Way I Like it, Shake Your Booty

A Tribute to Queen:
We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust, We Are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody

80's: 20th Century Celebration
Fame, Celebration, Holiday, How Will I Know?, Conga, Thriller

The 90's: American Pop Forever
Hold My Hand, Opposites Attract, Everybody Dance Now, Gonna Make You Sweat, Rythem Nation, End of the Road, The River of Dreams

And a bonus!- You Raise Me Up, performed by the entire Warwick HS Vocal Music Department. But only Showchoir can be trusted to dance.