The teenagers who inspired the hit Fox series "Glee" had another winning performance last weekend, bringing two shows to a packed auditorium at Burroughs High School. It was the fifth annual "Burroughs on Broadway" extravaganza, and despite some technical glitches, the performances went off without a hitch.
The program began with a sexy number from the hit Broadway musical "Nine", "Be Italian", with a sultry solo delivered by Amanda Alvarez, and backed up by her group, "Sound Sensations," proving that if you have the talent you can deliver a truly top-of-the-line number after only a few weeks of preparation.
"The kids were outstanding," crowed Director Scott Dove. "The production end had some issues, but it's October. Most schools don't tackle this kind of thing until May."
The performers had a grueling schedule of rehearsals combined with their summer studies, he added.
"Our kids take it upon themselves to learn their stuff," Dove said. "There is a camp the second week of August where they start learning the music, then we start on some of the competition material. So, by the end of the year, the kids just know how to do it."