NIGHT ON BROADWAY
NIGHT ON BROADWAY
APRIL 21-23, 2016
NIGHT ON BROADWAY
For over 16 years, NIGHT ON BROADWAY has been a highlight of the artistic year for Winter Park High School and the Winter Park community. This year’s performance, “British Invasion,” will focus on the musical legacy and offerings of England. The cast and crew of over 350 students, parents, and industry professionals will bring to life musical selections by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gilbert & Sullivan, and rock icons like The Beatles, The Who, and Queen!
Night on Broadway is a professionally produced musical event performed annually at Winter Park High School. Although the tradition of Broadway-themed performances at Winter Park High School dates back over three decades, these performances took on a new meaning following the death of former student Tyler Rush (1983-1998). Through the years, Night on Broadway has emerged as a lasting tribute to Tyler’s memory and has taken many forms including cabaret, gala, concert-style, cabaret, operetta, and musical revue. Regardless of the format, Tyler’s spirit remains at the heart of every performance. In bringing Night on Broadway to life each year, we strive to craft a meaningful and educational experience for students and audience members alike. In doing so, we always ascribe to these basic tenets:
· Night on Broadway is about the human spirit. Tyler Rush lived with a kind, sensitive, and generous spirit. In honoring his memory each year, all of us embark on our own educational, musical, and personal journeys of creativity and self-discovery. The universal spirit of giving manifests itself in the dedication of our students as well as the devotion and generosity of our parent organization, professionals, and local businesses.
· Night on Broadway is intense. The rehearsal and performance process is an exhausting one. From the first rehearsal to the final performance, the show goes up in just four weeks. This is a testament to the tremendous dedication of our team.
· Night on Broadway is inclusive. This is a co-curricular event, which involves every chorus student, a cast of parent performers, as well as members of the band, drama, guitar, and orchestra departments!
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
All tickets are $17.00 each. Reserved Seating. Balcony is general admission.
All performances will be held in the WPHS Ann Derflinger Auditorium
Tickets are now available online at:
Questions? Contact the box office at…
Phone: (407) 628-3028
TYLER RUSH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Proceeds from Night on Broadway benefit the Tyler Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tyler Rush (1983-1998) was an energetic and enthusiastic member of Concert Choir and Park Singers when his life was cut short by a tragic car accident. Following his passing, the tradition of Broadway-themed concerts at Winter Park High School took on a new meaning. Tyler truly loved musical theater and enjoyed the productions in which he performed: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, A Month in the Country at Rollins College Annie Russell Theater, and Godspell with the Park Singers.
Since 1999, over $110,000 in scholarships has been awarded to graduating seniors from the money raised through Night on Broadway performances and donations. The mission of this fund is to raise money, through tax-deductible contributions, for college scholarships awarded to outstanding seniors involved in the Winter Park High School Choral Department. Scholarship recipients are announced at the end of the school year.
Please make your tax-deductible donations payable to:
Winter Park High School Foundation/Tyler Rush Fund
c/o Winter Park High School Chorus
2100 Summerfield Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
THERE IS ONLY ONE YOU
In 2008, the Choral Department commissioned Broadway composer Jason Howland (Little Women the Musical) and Dani Davis to write an original song in Tyler’s memory. This song, “There Is Only One You,” has become a lasting tribute to Tyler’s spirit and is performed every year at the end of Night on Broadway. Check out a past performance at: https://youtu.be/3Uo1Z0UqdnE