Performing Arts to open busy year

Performing Arts

Madison College Performing Arts students have been rehearsing “Almost Maine” since the play was cast in early September. The first show will be in Mitby Theatre on Nov. 1.

Carolyn Kendall, Social Media Editor

Madison College Performing Arts has a busy year planned, starting with the play “Almost Maine” and concluding with some student showcases at the end of the spring semester. In between, the theater department hopes to put on a musical.

The Madison College Theatre Department has wanted to do a musical for a while now. The problem is, they don’t know if they have enough people interested. Thus, the theatre department arranged to have three musical theatre workshops this fall for the musical “Spring Awakening.”

Musicals take a lot more work than perceived. This is where the saying “they make it look easy” comes in to play. These shows consist of musical numbers sung by talented singers who also have the ability to act and, quite possibly, even dance.

It’s hard to say whether a certain community of people will have the work ethic and talent to commit to a production without proof … which is where the workshops came in handy. The workshops, the last of which was Sept. 28, consisted of learning multiple songs in the show as well as rehearsing a few skits from the play.

Next up for Performing Arts is “Almost Maine” starting Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m at the Mitby Theatre. Other showings will be on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 2 p.m., Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.