Broadway memories raises thousands

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By Kacie Leach

Cambry Salway and Carly Salway performing their number “Sisters” from the Broadway play White Christmas on Wednesday March 12 during Coronado’s Broadway Memories.  Photo by Kacie Leach
Cambry Salway and Carly Salway performing their number “Sisters” from the Broadway play White Christmas on Wednesday, March 12 during Coronado’s Broadway Memories.
(Photo by Kacie Leach)

Eighteen numbers from famous Broadway plays like Kinky Boots, Mama Mia, and Newsies were performed in the Coronado Theatre on Wednesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. Students from Theater I up to Theater IIII put on Broadway Memories for everyone’s entertainment.

The curtain for Broadway Memories was held for 10 minutes because the line to buy tickets was out the door and around the corner.

“Being on stage with a lot of people in the crowd has become such a natural thing for me. I’ve done it so many times before that I’ve gotten to the point where, when on stage I can get into my zone. In that zone I’m not worried about anyone watching me from the crowd,” Amy Lavenduski, performer in “Coffee Break,” sophomore, said.

During Act I, the theater kids entertained the audience with acts from The Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia, Matilda, and many more. In Act II, performances such as “Food Glorious Food,” “Don’t Let Me Go” and “Coffee Break” were refreshing and comical ways to end the night. Many acts had the audience laughing and parents smiled from ear to ear while watching their children perform on stage.

All the profits from Broadway Memories will be donated to the foundation Benefit for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. There were silent auctions on items such as a signed poster from the cast of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots and tickets to the performances at the Smith Center.

In the end, Coronado raised over $3,000 making the theater department come in second place for most raised money for the foundation, Benefit for Broadway Cares.