Hannah Weintraub let out a “Roar,” bringing the Katy Perry song to life for the Group 2 Girls’ “2G Goes to the Zoo.” These Clubbers dressed the part with feathers and beaks, penguin suits, and crocodile hoodies. Together they pulled off a howl of a performance.
Matthew Davis gave Leiden Brueschke a shock during their rendition of Henry Hill’s “Here Comes the Boogeyman.” The Group 4 Boys wore masks and other ghoulish get-ups for their “Monsters After Dark” act. Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd and Rick Moranis made an appearance for “Ghostbusters,” too.
Christina Minnigh let it all out during her rendition of Frozen’s “Let it Go” during the Group 3 Girls’ “3G Says …Relax.” Everyone in the audience was frozen in awe from the girls’ energy but quickly came back to life for a standing ovation.
Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, made an appearance sporting his favorite color for an impeccable performance of “Fly Me to the Moon” for the Group 3 Boys’ “Out of This World” act. Marshall Howe made the audience swoon during his solo show. The boys also presented Eiffel 65’s “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” as part of their performance.
Bella Rosa channeled the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley, during a boisterous rendition of “Jailhouse Rock” as part of Group 4 Girls’ “#throwbackthursday” performance. Her greased hair and sequined suit could have easily won the girls’ “Best Costumes,” but an outstanding version of “Dancing in the Street” from Susie Anderson and all the background dancers earned the Group 4 Girls’ “Best Choreography.”
Susie Anderson and the Group 4 Girls perform Martha & The Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street” to the theme of “#throwbackthursday.”
Photos by Rachael Le Goubin | Staff Photographer
Words by Mike Kasarda | Staff Writer
The Amphitheater’s main stage, the central hub of Chautauqua entertainment, has served as a platform for lectures and performances all summer long. On Thursday, the Chautauquans from Boys’ and Girls’ Club claimed that stage.
Brandishing outlandish costumes and even kookier choreography, the Clubbers played to a full house of trigger-happy parents who brandished iPads and digital cameras.
The flash photography paled in comparison to the star-studded cast, though, as the Amp filled with sounds and shouts of multiple generations.
Air Band had come.