Spring 2016 shows and rehearsals

April 13, 2016

Springtime in the Theatre department means that rehearsals and performances are in full gear.

Last weekend, Eccentricities of a Nightingale by Tennessee Williams opened in Harvey Theatre. Just down the road, Parallel 45 Theatre performed their own Williams play—A Streetcar Named Desire.

Julliard graduate and Interlochen alumna Beth Bartley (IAA 93-96, IAC 93) brought her extensive knowledge of Tennessee Williams productions to assist our student cast late last week.

RENT rehearsals continue before our May 13-14 performances. Staging is nearly complete and students have sung through all of the material with the band. The on-stage band will be comprised of music students under the direction of Dr. Kedrik Merwin. Tickets are still available for all three performances of RENT.

Later this week, The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later will perform for free in Phoenix Theatre on April 22 and 23.

Lastly, several of our theatre majors have volunteered their time at a local retirement home in the Grand Traverse Commons. These students have worked with Cordia residents to teach them songs from beloved classic musicals. Students plan to continue their visits throughout the spring.

Thank you to all of our students, staff and faculty members for making this such a wonderful month so far.