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“This is a very meaningful way to conclude my career on the Shenandoah stage,” senior acting major Taylor Bloom said, “and I am very grateful for the experience.”
Overall, “Black. Their Story, Our History” was a night full of pride for and celebration of black culture.
Shenandoah Conservatory students showed off their talent as they performed Abe Burrow’s and Jo Swerling’s musical Guys and Dolls last weekend in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.
Guys and Dolls is about people growing up and figuring out that what they used to do their whole lives doesn’t really work anymore,” Ashley Knaack, junior musical theatre major and assistant director, said.
The Vagina Monologues was a multi-dimensional production that audience members soaked up with as much enthusiasm as the actresses themselves, which was an overflowing amount.
“The show was really funny yet like poignant to talk about our experience but dramatize it to make it entertaining, touching, and deep.” acting major Knightley Hill said.
Weiss said the theme of his programmatic suite was that of reaction to war, and how some pieces that fit this theme were simply chosen by chance.
One of the numerous students pursuing visual arts in her own creative ways alongside her education is costume design major Sabrina Chang.
“It was like watching paintings come to life and it was beautiful to see.”
“The conservatory only has one Shakespeare class, so ‘Shut Up! It’s Shakespeare’ is a place where Shakespeare—or in this case, Marlowe—lovers can come together,” said Sidney Rubio, an actor in the show.
The senior choreographers and their dancers worked long hours on this concert and it most certainly payed off.
Dubbed the “LUXE: XIII Concert,” the performance is set for 8 p.m. Friday in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre and Saturday at 8 p.m., with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.
Shenandoah University’s non-profit, student-run Shakespeare troupe, “Shut Up! It’s Shakespeare!” premiered their most recent show, “Julius Caesar,” over the weekend.
Perhaps Mohan needed a bigger crowd for a successful performance.
Tyler Ganis, Staff Writer
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