Westfield Presents 'Disney Dazzle'

Westfield Presents 'Disney Dazzle'

Featuring a medley of popular Disney tunes from film and stage, Westfield High's Choral Department is presenting its second annual "Disney Dazzle."

Some 35 singers, dancers and soloists from the Show Choir will burst upon the stage next Thursday-Saturday, April 19-21, in the school auditorium. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens and students in preschool through high school. They're available at the door or at www.westfieldhschoral.org, and may be purchased via PayPal.

"IT'S A MUSICAL revue of all kinds of Disney songs, with beautiful scenery and colorful costumes — a whole production," said Choral Director Jessica Lardin. "Some of the songs will be sung by the whole group, and others, by soloists; and a small, professional, instrumental ensemble will accompany them."

There'll be scenes with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and the show's opening number is "Be Our Guest" from "Beauty and the Beast." And a medley of songs from the red-hot "High School Musical" will be performed.

Comprised of students from grades nine through 12, the Show Choir will sing "You'll Be in My Heart" from "The Lion King," and "Reflection" from "Mulan," as well as "My Strongest Suit" and "Written in the Stars" from the Elton John/Tim Rice, Broadway sensation, "Aida."

They'll also perform three songs from "The Little Mermaid" — "Part of Your World," "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl." From "Newsies," will be the tune, "Santa Fe." Other highlights include "God Help the Outcasts" from "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" and "Colors of the Wind" from "Pocahontas."

Lardin says the show should be terrific because, after all, "Who doesn't like Disney?" Besides that, she said, "My students have been working really hard, rehearsing since January, and Disney brings out the fun in them and really makes them shine. They've known many of these songs since they were little."

For the same reason, said Lardin, "Most of the songs in the show will be completely familiar to the audience. So it's not for little children only — it really is a show for all ages." As the show's poster says, "When you wish upon a star ... you get 'Disney Dazzle.'"