John Burroughs High School’s Vocal Music Association kicks off the 2013-14 season with its most ambitious presentation ever of “Burroughs on Broadway.” Featuring the Program’s four award-winning choirs, including the 2013 National Show Choir Champions POWERHOUSE (Mixed Division) and SOUND SENSATIONS (Womens Division), this annual event, affectionately known as B.O.B., is the JBHS VMA’s biggest, most extravagant fundraiser of the year, helping offset the costs that arise though the program’s participation in local and national competitions.
Performances are Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th at 7p.m. and Sunday, October 13th at 2p.m., at the John Burroughs High School Auditorium, 1920 W. Clark Avenue , Burbank 91506. Tickets on sale now at www.jbhsvma.com.
The school’s award-winning choirs: POWERHOUSE, SOUND SENSATIONS, SOUND WAVES and DECIBELLES will each be performing a mini-musical, with selections and highlights from popular Broadway shows, including SHREK THE MUSICAL, THE WILL ROGER’S FOLLIES, BARNUM & PETER PAN.
In addition to the choirs performance, there will be individual students and small groups showcasing other well-known Broadway tunes while interacting with the audience up close and personal, cabaret-style. This, in fact, is what makes Burroughs On Broadway especially exciting. The personal interaction with the performers and the audience brings an entirely new and different dynamic to the show that is not to be missed. Premium Reserved Cabaret Seats include a reception buffet prior to the show, and dessert/drink service at your own table during the intermission.
The John Burroughs High School Vocal Music Association includes five competitive show choirs, involving over 200 student choir, tech and musical performers. The program’s advanced mixed choir, POWERHOUSE, has long been recognized as one of the nation’s finest show choirs. An inspiration for the television series “Glee,” POWERHOUSE was invited to perform on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 as a representative of the modern high school show choir phenomenon. This summer, POWERHOUSE performed alongside “Glee” series star Darren Criss at the Hollywood Bowl’s Opening Night Hall of Fame Induction. POWERHOUSE has performed opposite the cast of “Glee,” Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado, The Canadian Tenors and Foreigner. Additionally, the group was featured in “Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America”, a British documentary as well as profiled on the “CBS Evening News.” The choir has traveled and performed in a variety of cities around the U.S., and has traveled internationally to Hong Kong and Beijing in recent years.
In addition to being named the 2013 National Grand Champions, POWERHOUSE has accumulated countless awards and accolades on both the local and national levels, including Grand Championships at the FAME Hollywood Show Choir Regional Competition; the 2009 FAME National Show Choir Cup in New York, the 2008 FAME Chicago National Show Choir Competition and the 2007 FAME Orlando National Show Choir Competition. For more information, go online at jbhsvma.com.