Brad Falchuk ’93, co-creator and executive producer of the hit TV show “Glee,” may have graduated over a decade ago, but he is still touching HWS in creative ways.
As a result of the popular culture phenomenon that is “Glee,” fans have emerged everywhere, creating glee clubs in schools across the nation. On the HWS campus, a new club has been formed this semester for students to embrace the show and as an outlet for their interests in show choir. Every Sunday and Thursday, the HWS “We Love Glee Club” meets to rehearse their renditions of some of the songs performed on the show.
The idea for the club came about with the collaboration of students Alexandra Sullivan ’11, Katherine Sullivan ’11 and Megan Rechin ’11. Alexandra explains that she and her sister Katherine “were very active in our high school’s music department, participating in the high school’s show choir and musical productions. Watching “Glee,” we realized how much we missed performing.”
“We felt there are a lot of talented people on this campus who were looking for a place like Glee Club to express themselves,” says Alexandra. And with a little coaxing and motivation from Rechin, the three students founded and promoted the club.
The group is planning their first concert in the near future. Alexandra says that “preparing for a concert, especially adding chorography, memorization, and expression, is difficult. It takes a lot of time, practice, and frustration, but in the end it is always worth it. For the community, I hope that they come to the concerts and enjoy watching the show and we make their day a little brighter.”
The “We Love Glee Club” currently has 14 members, all of whom had to audition. Another round of auditions will be held at the beginning of the spring semester for any interested students.