Prestigious theatre programs visit Interlochen

  • Mikhail Yarovoy rehearses a scene from Oedipus Rex.

  • Students rehearse Oedipus Rex on set in Harvey Theatre.

  • Masked Jocasta (Dilara Naska) reaches out to Oedipus as the chorus looks on.

  • Orlando Whitcomb-Warden (Sweeney Todd) sings during a rehearsal of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

  • The ensemble of Sweeney Todd rehearses a large musical number.

  • Mrs. Lovett (Hannah Eisendrath) and Tobias Ragg (Daniel Rosales) watch as patrons enjoy their meat pies.

April 19, 2018

With opening nights looming, theatre students continued rehearsals for Oedipus Rex and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which will open on April 20 and May 11 respectively. Between rehearsals, the students took the time to welcome two special guests to campus.

On April 6, theatre students received a visit from Ashley Wickett of the American Conservatory Theater. Wickett led the students in a workshop on auditioning, during which she called upon student volunteers to present a prepared monologue and offered feedback on their performances. Wickett also gave the students information about opportunities through the American Conservatory Theater.

The following day, the students welcomed another guest: Austin Murray of the National Theater Institute. Murray gave a workshop on one of the movement techniques practiced at the National Theater Institute and discussed training opportunities through the Institute.

Several other theatre majors, who performed earlier this semester in A Fire Just Waiting, lent their talents to original films being produced by motion picture arts majors.