Spotlight On Sweets and Sweethearts

My first time performing in a college show: It’s called Sweets and Sweethearts (If you’re a facebook user, check that link out!)

What was my motivation?Well, as a transfer student, I felt very disconnected from the whole college social life and missed being involved. One day, walking around the hallways of Robinson Hall at Rowan University, I saw a flyer for auditions for RUMTC, the Rowan University Musical Theater Company- check that out facebook users!. It is one of Rowan’s student run organizations that produces musical theater pieces throughout the school year. I prepared a verse from a musical in November for auditions and was pleasantly surprised when I got cast in the show!

What is it? S&S is a cabaret-style concert featuring some of Broadway’s best love songs. I’m singing “In Whatever Time We Have” and “One Boy” as solos. I’m also in several group songs, including the very popular “Seasons of Love” from the musical Rent. Everyone involved is a music major except for me- woo, Journalism- so it’s definitely been a challenge learning the notes and getting my voice ready.

How was it? Thursday’s Show at 8 PM was a success! The thrill of being on stage is only one a performer can understand. The turn out was about 40 people which was the perfect amount for Boyd Recital Hall in Wilson Hall. Baked goods were free to audience members, and tickets were just $5. My songs went well! Since it’s a smaller theater, the sound resonates really well so we did not need microphones or anything. The program was laid back, and it was nice to be a part of something created by us students.

Will there be a next time? I hope so! Since this experience was so much fun, I want to do other RUMTC events soon. And my challenge to you? Get involved in a Rowan student-run program. You’ll meet new people and stay busy! It doesn’t necessarily need to be musical theater, but I’m sure they’d love anyone who is interested to get involved!

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