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West Orange High School Glee Club "Broadway Night" is a Success

West Orange High School Glee Club "Broadway Night" Credits: PB YouTube Channel

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The first-ever West Orange High School Glee Club Broadway Night recently played to a full house at West Orange High School in what is sure to become an annual event.

Singers in grades 9-12 performed popular and obscure Broadway show tunes solo and in groups. Many wore T-shirts from music camps or musicals they had appeared in while in middle and high school. Accompaniment by Matt King on piano and Matthew Pacheco on drums was on point.

Glee Club Director John Hellyer donned a Burger King Crown to perform "You'll Be Back," from Hamilton and also emceed the evening. District Multimedia Technician Lauren Grof-Tisza and student Isaiah Adrien joined forces for "Suddenly Seymour." 

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The cheers and applause resonated throughout Tarnoff Cafeteria after every song, prompting Mr. Hellyer to note that "we'll have to rethink this for next year."

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See all the photos from Broadway Night here.

See the program below.

WOHS GLEE CLUB  - Broadway Night Repertoire 

“When I Grow Up/Revolting Children” (MATILDA)

Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin


Soloists: Sebastian Chaviano, Nichole Drane & Caroline Campanella

“I Have Dreamed” (THE KING & I)

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Joseph Florendo & Olivia Ridley

“A Boy Like That/I Have a Love” (WEST SIDE STORY)

Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Daniella Rodriguez & Gabrielle Florendo

“You & Me (Bot Mostly Me)” (THE BOOK OF MORMON)

Music & Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez & Matt Stone

Brandon Morrison & Aidan Tarantino

“Mamma, I’m a Big Girl Now” (HAIRSPRAY)

Music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Scott Wittman

Rachel Favetta, Danielle Russell, Isabella Saade,

Aidan Tarantino, Litzy Reyes-Polanco & Nyasia Foster


Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill

Indigo Jackson

“Friend Like Me” (ALADDIN)

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Vincent Means

“Suddenly, Seymour” (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS)

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Ms. Lauren Grof-Tisza & Isaiah Adrien

“The Rose”

Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom

Jordan Scott-Young, Caroline Campanella, Riah DeVera, Selena Modeste, Taylor Russell

“You’ll Be Back” (HAMILTON)

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Mr. John Hellyer & GLEE CLUB  

“The Schuyler Sisters” (HAMILTON) – Ensemble

Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Soloists: Justin Peters, Indigo Jackson, Daniella Rodriguez, Gabrielle Florendo


“Seasons of Love” (RENT)

Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson


Soloists: Geraldine Louis, Aidan Tarantino, Daniella Rodriguez

“What You Own” (RENT)

Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Khalil Louigene & Julian Adams

“Your Daddy’s Son” (RAGTIME)

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Kefi Mutume

“Make Them Hear You” (RAGTIME)

Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Tyreek Voltaire

“The Cell Block Tango” (CHICAGO)

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Veena Stephen, Abbie Schneider, Kai McCall,

Noeme Pare, Nyobie Boddie & Gabrielle Lecour

“Nobody Does It Like Me” (SEESAW)

Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Sophia Torres


Music & Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Ruth Mesfin & Ruben Centeno

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” (BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL)

Music by Carole King , Lyrics by Gerry Goffin



Music & Lyrics by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe

Arranged by Ed Lojeski


“What the World Needs Now Is Love”- (BROADWAY FOR ORLANDO)

Music by Burt Bacharach, Lyrics by Hal David

Arranged by Seth Rudetsky




Alysha Bertan

Nyobi Boddie

Jorielyn Bunao

Melissa Callen

Caroline Campanella

Eliya Chase

Riah DeVera

Rachel Favetta

Lexi Fiore

Gabrielle Florendo

Julia Giovine

Kimberley Goldberg

Indigo Jackson

Geraldine Louis

Julie Ann DePina Mascarenhas

Dana Massung

Ruth Mesfin

Selena Modeste

Blair Murdock

Kefi Mutume

Nichole Drane

Doreen Olivier

Ashleigh Phillips

Olivia Ridley

Rachel Renté

Litsy Reyes-Polanco

Danielle Russell
Taylor Russell

Isabella Saade

Kelsey Simpson

Sophia Torres 



Brianna Ampadu

Chrismaelie Anselme

Christie Beaucejour

Tyra Brooks

Aicha Capo-Chichi

Melanie Chamorro

Sarah Cohen

Marissa Edelman

Hannah Fleming

Nyasia Foster

Nooha Kawsar

Ellycia Kimble

Jailyn McBurrows

Kai McCall

Noemi Pare

Sophia Raines

Daniella Rodriguez

Abbie Schneider

Jordan Scott-Young

Veena Steaphen



Julian Adams

Isaiah Adrien

Ernest Anuamadi

Steve BrizuelaFernandez

Ruben Centeno

Sebastian Chaviano

Joseph Florendo

Khalil Louigene

Godwins Makoule

Brandon Morrison

Seamus Murphy

Aiden Tarantino

Dylan Wimberley



Tyler Brooks

Neil Diejuste

Nasir Hannah

Vincent Means

Joe Nalieth

Danny Pereira

Justin Peters

Tyreek Voltaire

Duncan Wallace

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