Wednesday night at TAC-California saw the return of a favorite campus tradition: Broadway Open Mic Night. Under the guidance of Steven Argo (’24), the event gave students an opportunity to showcase their talents in a fun, laid-back environment as they brought their favorite Broadway songs to life. The event took place in St. Cecilia Hall’s recreation room and attracted a packed audience.

The night began with “The World Will Know” from Newsies, a large group number tying in most performers. From there, actors staged scenes from all manner of musicals, old and new — Phantom of the Opera, Hamilton, and Hairspray, to name a few, with intense exchanges, lovesick laments, odes to sisterhood, and more. Between every performance, the audience responded with loud applause and cheers.

But like all good things, the night had to come to an end. The performers finished with “One Day More” from Les Miserables. They then took their bows to one last applause and spent the rest of the night visiting with friends.

“I’m definitely going to miss these nights,” said senior Fiona From (’24). “I’ve performed in all but one Broadway Open-Mic night while I’ve been here. I really love that it gives people a chance to share their talents and bring people into Broadway. It’s one of the most fun things we do here.”