Jennifer Stephens gives a speech

Jennifer Stephens speaks to the crowd and dancers regarding the performance of “The Greatest Show” on Thursday, June 13. 

In the final performance of the year, the Lakeview School of Dance carried out their rendition of “The Greatest Show” in front of hot and packed AD Hay Elementary gymnasium crowd. 

With fans roaring in the background on both Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, the four Lakeview High School seniors, Abbie Stephens, Brayden Cobian, Lexi Johnson and Bella Campuzano got the crowd going with “The Greatest Show” from the movie, “The Greatest Showman” with Hugh Jackson. 

The rest of the acts had big shoes to follow, but got the crowd moving, clapping and cheering loudly for their performances. 

A Million Dreams, The Other Side, Never Enough, Dance With My Father, Splish Splash, Puttin on the Ritz, On the Good Ship Lillipop, Working 9-5, Stronger, Ice Ice Baby, Hey Baby, Wink and Smile, Swan Lake, Only Time, I Got Rhythm, Go Into Your Dance, Getting To Know You, We’re in the Money, Anything Goes, No Excuses, Body Talks, Black Magic, Syncopated Clock, Heal the World, Smooth Criminal, River, Gonna Make You Sweat/Bang Bang, Dessert Remix, What’s My Name, Watch Me and Rhythm Nation/Lemon were the songs lined up for the night with elementary to high schoolers all having a hand in the show. 

The seniors also had a chance to show off their final solo act. Stephens chose ACDC’s Thunderstruck and rocked the stage, Cobian went with Jealous of the Angles, Johnson chose What Have You Done For Me Lately and Campuzano performed River. 

An emotional and jaw-dropping night ended with a musical piece from Jaila Jackson singing, Never Enough, as all of the acts came back onto the stage to be honored one last time. 

“They guys (seniors) have been with us for 15 years,” said Jennifer Stephens, mother of Abbie. “We’ve gone to Carson City, Vegas, Boise, danced at Disneyland. They’re awesome.” 

More emotions out poured when the seniors had a chance to express their thankfulness for the School of Dance.

“It’s been great for the last 15 years and I just really want to thank you guys,” said Stephens. “Thank you for giving me a lifetime of memories that I will carry with me always,” said Campuzano. 

With those last remarks, the final performance from those senior girls and the year was topped off with a resounding cheer and thundering applause.

The Examiner will have copies for sale of “The Greatest Show”. DVDs are avaliable for $12 a piece. Stop by 739 N. 2nd St. for yours. 

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