Neshoba Theatre Group to present Broadway revue

NCHS Senior Posey Palmer rehearses her solo "She Used To Be Mine."

Image of Senior Posey Palmer singing with Neshoba Theatre Group

By Debbie Burt Myers

Broadway is coming to the stage at Neshoba Central Elementary School this week featuring short songs, dances and scenes from many famous musicals, movies and plays.

The Neshoba Central Theatre Group will present “Welcome to Broadway” Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the elementary school auditorium.

The performance will include scenes from Disney musicals such as “Frozen” and “Moana;” Broadway musicals and plays like “Annie” and “The Phantom of the Opera;” and movies such as “Sing” among others.

Show hosts are Kaleb Turner and Nalani Thompson, who will introduce each scene as the show progresses.

Theatre Director Angela Boatner said the performance features 39 students, plus the school choir, as well as a number of teachers and parents.

To celebrate the spirit of the Rockets, Boatner said Neshoba’s cheerleaders will be included in the opening number from “High School Musical.”

She hopes to draw a crowd to the performance.

“I couldn’t ask for a better cast,” she said. “They do fantastic jobs.”

Senior Posey Palmer is very excited to be a part of the cast.

“I’m really looking forward to the group performances because they bring the whole cast together,” she said. “It brings a lot of different voices and talents into each song. It’s great seeing it all come together.”

Sophomore Hallie McDill agreed, noting that the group acts are really exciting.

“Kaleb Prewitt and I are doing a song and dance together from the moving ‘Pure Country,’” McDill said.

Another member of the cast, Autumn Robinson, praised all the leads.

She is looking forward to seeing how the entire performance comes together, following weeks of practice. She said it was fun to see all the drama scenes.

Tickets to the performance are $5 each. They are available from Boatner or any Theatre Group member. They will also be available at the door.

The lead singers/actors in “Welcome to Broadway” include:

We’re All In This Together:  Kaitlyn Melton, Posey Palmer, Jacob Winters, Dakota Robinson, and Lakynn Pickett. with special guests, NCHS Cheerleaders.

In Summer: Jauquez McBeath.

How Far I’ll Go: Mia Johnson, Hadley Savell, Lola Mae Hallows, Isley Washington and Natalie Baysinger.

Dancing Queen: Shannon Posey, Libby Eldridge and Allison Palmer.

On My Own: Anna Beth Kilgore.

Tears to Shed: Lakynn Pickett, Anna-Kaye Bennett and Jacob Winters.

Un Poco Loco: Juliana Rigsby, Alexaviar Thompson, and Gracey Dertinger.

Steel Magnolias:  Kim Kilpatrick, Angie Breeland, Leigh Marshall, Kreissa Reed, Mallory Thompson-Young and Abbigail Baysinger.

Kids in America: leads: Hadley Savell, Gracey Dertinger, Sadie Byrd, Hallie McDill, Zoey Sanderson and Lakynn Pickett.

All I Ask of You: Brodie Ben, Anna Beth Kilgore and Ethan Kidd.

She Kills Monsters: Mi’Angel Slaughter, Gracey Dertinger, Anna-Kaye Bennett, Zoey Sanderson, and Lola Mae Hallows. (Narrator Mrs. Boatner)

She Used to Be Mine: Posey Palmer.

Hard Knock Life: Lola Mae Hallows, Anna-Kaye Bennett, Dakota Robinson, Sadie Byrd, Hallie McDill and Zoey Sanderson.

Tonight: Lauren Gwen Posey and Kaleb Prewitt.

Fame: Angela Boatner and members of the Theatre Group.

Say My Name: Anna-Kaye Bennett, Posey Palmer, Jacob Winters and Lola Mae Hallows.

Pennies From Heaven: Ethan Kidd     
Dancers: Tyler Fisher, Kaydee Myers, McKenzie Eubanks, Abbigail Baysinger, Hadley Savell, Sadie Byrd

Cross My Heart: Kaleb Prewitt and Hallie McDill.

We Don’t Talk About Bruno: Gracey Dertinger, Brodie Ben, Lauren Gwen Posey, Abbigail Baysinger, Lakynn Pickett, Kaleb Prewitt, Isley Washington, Jauquez McBeath and Anna-Kaye Bennett.

Dreamgirls: Melonie Washington, Jessie Palmer and April Brown.

My Shot: Abbigail Baysinger, Dy’Janae McBeath, Anna-Kaye Bennett, Juliana Rigsby and Jauquez McBeath.

Grease Mashup: Sadie Byrd and Posey Palmer.

Hand Jive: cast and audience.