Show Returns with Show-Stopping Performance


Ben Achammer, Editor in Chief

Wheaton Warrenville South High School featured student acts in their annual Variety Show on March 18. Showcasing the diverse talents of South’s student body, the audience was entertained by musical performances, dances, comedic interludes, and more.

In creating this year’s show, Director Demarzo explained how he, “invite[d] individuals and groups from all areas of the school to be represented.” As a result, the Variety Show showcased a slice of the student population at South. A stunning cello performance represented South’s Orchestra Program, a heartfelt spoken word poem represented Speech Team, and the South-Side Steppers and K-Pop Dance Group each put on amazing dance routines. Other student acts highlighted personal interests, including Irish dancing and Mexican folkloric dance. The tradition of the comedic “Fill-ins” also continued this year. In between acts, students performed fun- and sometimes satirical-skits about life as a student at South.

For the last two years, the COVID-19 pandemic put this tradition at Wheaton Warrenville South on hold. As such, this was the first chance for many current students to see the show. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” -a virtual performance featuring several past graduates-debuted on the stage that night and was dedicated to these lost shows. The success of this year’s show marks yet another step toward normalcy.