Pauper Players tossed a little variety into this year’s production of “Broadway Melodies” — but UNC’s student-run musical theater group kept the youthful exuberance that is its trademark.
Gerrard Hall hosted the annual musical revue, which showcases a variety of Broadway tunes within sets. Each song in a set loosely ties together a story created by the performers. The final “Broadway Melodies” showing is 8 p.m. today.
This year’s show featured four sets, running a lengthy 150 minutes.
Things kicked off with “The New Recruits,” a mostly upbeat performance in which the actors portrayed members of an upstart corporation. It was an energetic start to the evening.
Director David Geigerman was spot-on in selecting a cast with varied vocal talents and strong acting. Senior Will Jones stole the show with his rendition of “If I were a Rich Man” from “Fiddler on the Roof,” perfectly imitating a drunken stupor, to the audience’s delight.