The Helix hosted incredible singing and dance routines as DCU’s Glee performed on Monday 26th March.
Their yearly showcase featured a live band, dramatic lighting and a variety of songs. The show included both group and solo performances.
The Glee performance kicked off this year with some great songs, such as ‘Jackie and Wilson’ by Hozier and a brilliant performance of ‘Human’ by Rag’n’Bone Man.
The show changed tone throughout, with dance heavy upbeat performances like ‘So What’ by Pink, to more dramatic, slow performances like ‘Open Your Eyes’ by Snow Patrol. That performance featured clips of the Glee group practicing throughout the year, which allowed the audience to see the bond that the group have developed throughout the year, and the hard work the cast put into preparing for the big night.
While the show mainly consisted of group performances, there were also a few powerful solo acts spread throughout the show.
Rachel Walker sang ‘I Am Changing’, from Jennifer Hudson in the film Dreamgirls. All of the cast were excellent singers, but Rachel had a truly powerful voice and left the crowd in awe.
Jack Anthony O’Connor and Kealan Forristal, two veterans of Glee who have been in it for three years, had their own solos.
Kealan performed ‘Feeling Good’ by Nina Simone, and dominated the stage with his fluid dance moves and strong singing.
Jack sang ‘The Cure’ by Lady Gaga. Backed by four of the girls from Glee, Jack wowed the audience with his singing talent and charismatic performance.
“I fought three years to get a solo and I finally got one. And now after performing it in the show as well as everything else, I wouldn’t have changed a thing” Jack said.
The Glee performance was supported by DCU’s Gospel Choir Group, who performed their own ballad in the first half of the show, and performed ‘The Circle of Life’ from The Lion King with the Glee cast at the start of the second half.
The show ran like clockwork, with no clear mistakes or issues. The songs passed with very little delay between them, and generally required the performers to quickly change outfits and re-enter the stage with no break.
The supporting band was incredible and never missed a beat.
The show ended with a two powerful performances. ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman brought out the best in the Glee group, with intense dancing combined with amazing singing performances.
After the song, Glee Director Aislin Reid thanked the audience and all of the people who helped to make the show possible.
DCU Glee then ended the show with a bang, performing ‘You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile’ by Sia.
Overall the show was a huge success, showcasing the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.
“There was a mixture of excitement and nervousness throughout the day but it all paid off when the curtain went up and we had a full house”, Aislin said.
“Im very excited for the future of Glee as there are endless mashups and medleys out there to be made and new talent to be discovered as students come and go from DCU”.