“Bobby & Babs” Steal Hilarious Faculty Revue

Clad in a poodle skirt and saddle shoes, Head of School Barbara Chase joined nine other members of the faculty in entertaining faculty, students, and staff during Wednesday’s All School Meeting. The Faculty Revue was hosted by Instructor in History and Social Science James Rogers, who also added songs to the performance. The show began with a Spanish guitar piece entitled “Recuerdos De La Alhambra,” played by Instructor in Music Peter Lorenco. Mr. Lorenco then continued on the guitar, accompanying Mr. Rogers in the folk melody “House of the Rising Sun.” “Unlike the first piece I played, in which I had plenty of time to rehearse, I was asked by Mr. Rogers early [on Wednesday] morning that he would need an accompanist. We ended up putting together the number in just a few minutes while people began to file into the chapel,” he said. Following the duet, Teaching Fellows Comfort Halsey ’97 and Anne Zuerner ’97 performed a self-choreographed dance which borrowed various steps from ballet, Haitian and Brazilian dance, and salsa and jazz. Instructor in Chemistry Paul Cernota followed their dance with his solo, “Saga of Jenny.” Dr. Cernota commented before singing that the uncertainty expressed in the song he preformed related to his trouble in choosing a song to sing. Next on stage appeared Dean of Community and Multicultural Development Bobby Edwards and Head of School Barbara Chase in a duet. The pair, dressed as teenagers from the 1950s, began their duet with a short introduction narrated back stage by Mrs. Chase. On the stage in full regalia, they sang “Teenager in Love,” and received a standing ovation for their performance. Calming the audience, Hobert Yates, who accompanied three vocal solos, then played a solo piece on the piano. This piece was followed by two final solo songs. The first was Bill Wither’s “Lean on Me,” sung by Mr. Edwards and dedicated to Sims Witherspoon ’05 The show concluded with a solo entitled “My Way,” sung by Mr. Rogers, who is retiring in the spring. He dedicated his final piece to faculty members also retiring this year. Rogers prefaced the performances before beginning the program, and said that the purpose of the All School Meeting was to “exhibit the talents our faculty possesses and show them in their interests outside of their typical environments.”