Student Performance Showcase Review

As part of the Family, Friends, and Alumni Weekend here at Lasell College an hour long Student Performance Showcase took place in de Witt Hall on Saturday night. One of the many benefits of Lasell’s small size is that clubs can combine to display their talents together. This showcase had performances by Lasell cheerleaders, Spartones, Drama Club, Divine Step Team, Lasell Chorus, and Pulse Dance Team. Anthony Szol was the designated MC for the night, fashionably sporting school pride with his custom Lasell bowtie.

Cheerleading performed first and did a great job of getting the crowd to participate by yelling “Blue!” with the audience yelling “White!” in response. After the cheerleaders left the stage the showcase took an unconventional turn. The lights dimmed and the Lasell Spartones started softly singing “Run To You” by Pentatonix while Pulse Dance Team danced whimsically around them. Although the Spartones didn’t perform a high intensity song, the crowd was entranced by the performance and not a single person dared to make a sound during it. Afterwards the energy level was brought back up by the Drama Club’s fun rendition of “Seussical the Musical”.

 

Shortly following the first three acts was Divine Step Team’s routine that had the audience sitting on the edge of their seats with their unique steps. Next performance included Lasell Chorus singing two songs, which were nice, but it was hard to top the Spartones collaboration act with Pulse Dance Team earlier in the showcase. Finally the show ended with a high energy performance by the Pulse Dance Team. One could tell the Pulse Dance Team was the crowd favorite because even before they began dancing shouts and whistles exploded wildly from the audience. Thier act corresponded to song mashup of “Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems” by Notorious B.I.G. and other artists.

The crowd roaring applause at the end of the entire performance was well deserved. The entire showcase successfully came together to give family, friends, and alumni a taste of what Lasell has been working on this semester. While some acts were stronger than others, there was a well rounded mix of dance moves, vocal talent, and energy. Overall, the Student Performance Showcase did a wonderful job of creating a sense of community between the clubs and audience.   

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