Variety Show to be Held Tomorrow


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All male acapella group Echo Effect practicing their song “If I Ever Fall in Love” for Variety Show.

By Abigail Davis, Staff Writer

This year’s Variety Show will be held on Thursday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the Robert L. Johnson Auditorium. All proceeds made for this event will go toward Dance Marathon and the charity they will be supporting this year– A Better Life for Kids. The organization’s main goal is to invest and contribute to children’s futures who are in need.

For sophomore Lynn Nguyen, this Variety Show is extra special because she will be stepping out of her comfort zone and debuting a song that she wrote.

“I’m performing an original. It’s different for me to go up on stage and sing someone else’s song- singing an original is definitely harder. Now, it’s not just how I sound and how I portray it, but it’s also about how my lyrics will tell the story and the response I get from the audience. I feel a lot more pressure, but I’m trying to push myself out of my comfort zone,” Nguyen said. “Every show is different. There are so many people at West, and we don’t get to see everything they do, so it’s cool when we do get to see some of it.”

This year marks senior Sarah Montes’s third and final year performing, and for the first time, she will be singing a song by herself.

“I’m performing a song called ‘Casimir Pulaski Day’ by Sufjan Stevens. It’s a song that shows the struggles of faith, love, and God,” Montes said. “I’m sad that this is my last year performing, but I’m happy that this year I’ve been able to gain the strength and confidence to perform something on my own. I’ve reached a goal I’ve had since freshman year, and that is awesome.”

Senior Thomas Kossnar has never been in front of an audience as big as the one at the Variety Show, but he has finally worked up the courage and confidence to do so.

“I’ve never performed in any other show like this, so this will be my first and last variety show. I’ve been really shy throughout high school, but this year, I’ve decided to be more outgoing and get out of my comfort zone. As a result, I’ve been meeting other great people just like me, and its really boosted my morale and made me a happier person,” Kossnar said. “I’m going to be nervous performing for the first time like this, but I’m also really excited to share my voice and song with the audience.”

Make sure to come out and support your peers tomorrow night- it’ll be a show to remember.