The students did just that as, one by one, they took the stage and sang their hearts out. Considering that musical talent is not among the criteria considered for admission into the program, the students were amazing. They performed a broad range of music, from tunes from musicals both well- and little-known to songs by popular artists to what I suspect were songs from audition repertoires.
As the showcase progressed, I thought about the choices the students had made and which selections seemed to be the most successful. Overall, humor won the day -- at least in my book. Second year student Kim Peterson got the ball rolling with "If You Hadn't, but You Did" from "Two on the Aisle 1951." She sang about all the ways her lover had two-timed her, from giving her a whiff of unfamiliar perfume to being seen rowing another woman around in a skiff. The audience was already with Kim when she pulled out a green plastic toy gun, took aim and sang, "If you weren't, If you hadn't...But you were, And you have.. And so, goodbye." (The student who took the stage after Kim started off by jokingly saying, "Well, s**t," at the prospect of going after her performance.)
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|Brunetti surrounded by the students|