By Claire Goldsmith
Rhett Gentile ’13 opened with a comedy routine about teenagers, satirizing the bad reputation of youth in the news and the uncontrollable eating habits of adolescent boys.
Bella Hicks ’12, Dani Wieder ’12 and Morgan St. Jean ’12 sang “Brand New You” a capella wearing matching striped shirts. The trio dedicated the song to Hallie Brookman ’12, who is currently recovering from an illness at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The seniors first performed the song at their ninth grade solo night.
“It was a really fun way for us to wrap up our performing lives at Harvard-Westlake at the end of our senior year,” St. Jean said.
“I usually don’t get the opportunity to do magic at school,” Thal said. “This was a great way for me and other students to express interesting talents.”
Prefect Katie Lim ’13 accompanied multiple singers with acoustic guitar before joining Taylor Lee ’13 in a melodic duet of Usher’s “Without You.” Other members of Prefect Council served refreshments and managed guitar cases and the sound system to the right of the makeshift stage.
Kavin Dotson ’14, a music producer who goes by “Young Kav,” chanted his original rap “Man on a Mission” while students stood clapping and stomping to the beat during one of the final acts.
Wolk, who organized and ran the Coffee House with Prefect Henry Hahn ’14, said he hopes to continue helping next year, although he will not be a prefect.
Photos by Mazelle Etessami. Video by Henry Hahn.