Hooked on a Feelin'

Hooked on a Feelin'
Posted on 04/17/2023
St. Theresa's Catholic High School in Midland was buzzing with excitement as students, teachers, and board staff filled the auditorium for the matinee performance of the school's music revue, "Hooked On A Feelin'." The show was a celebration of music from the 70s, and it promised to be full of fun and entertainment, featuring the school band, Academy of Funk, singers, and dancers.

The spotlight hit the disco ball suspended from the auditorium ceiling, and the audience was launched into a wild musical ride. The cast took to the Thunder stage, opening the show with an exciting rendition of KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Get Down Tonight”.

Silk and sequins, bell-bottoms and roller skates set the tone for a medley of disco hits, including "I will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "Night Fever" by the Bee Gees. The musicians in the band wowed the audience with impressive solos. The singers harmonized beautifully, earning appreciation from the crowd who waved cellphone flashlights in time with the music. A pyrotechnic display wowed the crowd.

One hit after another, students took turns showcasing their talent. One student, in particular, stole the show with a “flawless” rendition of "Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang.

According to one of the directors & secondary school teacher Shauna Sguigna, “This year’s music revue was inspired by a love for music of the 70s and how these classic songs make us feel. For the past 6 months, this cast has shown tremendous dedication and we are very proud of them.” Countless hours were spent compiling what would be the final set list until the perfect “groove” was found.

As the performance drew to a close, the entire cast took the stage for a grand finale. The performers gave it their all as the audience cheered and sang along. It was clear that the talented students of St. Theresa's Catholic High School had thoroughly entertained everyone in the audience.

Performing hit after hit, from Abba to Zeppelin, Johnny Cash to Janice Joplin, the students of St. Theresa's Catholic High School proved that music is a powerful and fun way to bring people together.