What's new in Theatre Arts

November 9, 2015

Rehearsals, special guests and collaborations this fall in Theatre.

Camp alumna and veteran of Saturday Night Live Ana Gasteyer gave a master class to all theatre arts performance majors on Oct. 17. An experienced musical theatre performer, she gave a concert on Oct. 16 and then followed it up with a great discussion the next morning of her career.

Brent Wagner, Chair of Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan, came to campus on Oct. 30. He worked with students in the Song Analysis & Performance class and gave a masterclass to all performance majors later in the afternoon. His focus was on the college audition process.

Alumnus Michael Norton, who is in Traverse City to play the lead role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, gave a three day workshop on performance to members of Theatre Company.

Productions of Urinetown, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle are all entering the final weeks of rehearsals. We are looking forward to our first opening night of the year—Nov. 6—for Caucasian Chalk Circle.

Theatre students have also been cast in thesis films through the Motion Picture Arts department. The first shoot has already taken place and we have two more before Thanksgiving Break.

Junior Abigail Arends performed at the band concert on Oct. 23.