Musical Theatre Class Prepares Musical Revue

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Kenneth Maness, Davis Underwood and Josh Hebert rehearse Giants in the Sky a group male number for the upcoming musical theatre revue. Photo by Lauren Anderle

Kenneth Maness, Davis Underwood and Josh Hebert rehearse Giants in the Sky a group male number for the upcoming musical theatre revue. Photo by Lauren Anderle

The musical theatre class at Snow has been preparing a musical theatre revue for Thursday, November 12. The show will begin at 7:30 and is free and open to the public. The class has been preparing for this show all semester, and this production will be an opportunity for the performing class to display what they have been working on for the past few months.

The revue is made up of a collection of songs from different musicals, put together in a story. The theme for this show is taken from the classic children’s story: The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. The class has put together songs that help tell the story using pieces from famous musicals including Annie, Into the Woods, Next to Normal, Spamalot, and Aladdin.

Taylor Anne Stewart is a member of the class and has used her talent and effort into putting the show together. “It has been hard work to put this together. Really hard. But this show has a really positive message, and I believe it has helped our class grow together and begin to act as a real ensemble full of compassion and talent.”

Stewart is a sophomore here at Snow and a member of its famed music major program. She has worked long hours with the class and its professor, Megan Heaps, to make this show as tremendous as possible. Heaps is the professor of the musical theatre class and is also a production director here at Snow. She directed last fall’s production of The Crucible and will again put her directing talents to use in The Scarlet Pimpernel, which will be put on during spring semester 2016.

The show will feature solos, duets, and group numbers performed by the students. All of these numbers were also choreographed by students with dance backgrounds. Maddie Carter, a sophomore and theatre major here at Snow, helped assist with the choreography in addition to being involved in the show. She said that this production “Is a great way to unite the music and theatre departments, it has been a collaborative effort and I think it will be a fun show.”

Hours of long, hard work have been put in by these students and their director, and it will definitely be an excellent opportunity to see their efforts pay off and put into action while they celebrate the purpose of their performing class.

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