It was a tribute to the famous “Great White Way” that started and ended with a Chirus Line.
In between, junior high and high school students took the audience on a tour of Broadway era.
“One Hundred Years of Broadway” started Sunday evening with Marvin Hamlich’s famous “One” song from the show “The Chorus Line.”
It ended the same way more than an hour later after touring through “Tin Pan Alley,” the period of Rodgers and Hammerstein,
hour later after touring through “Tin Pan Alley,” the period of composing teams like Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe. The tour also included Meredith Wilson, Irving Berlin and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
Led by Curtis Jacobsen the Killdeer students followed the opening number with “Give Me Regards to Broadway” made famous by actor James Cagney, to music from shows like “The Sound of Music,” along with “A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum” and “Oklahoma.”
The oldest of the Broadway songs performed Sunday was “Manhattan” which had been performed on Broadway in 1925.