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A Night of Musical Theater

By Katie Baumann '14

Night of Musical Theater, a beloved yearly tradition at PLU, will take on a deeper tone for its 2012 show.

Under the direction of Communication major, Alex Domine ‘12, the production will run Nov. 1 through 3 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.

 “This one can be seen as quite political,” Domine said. “It’s very cathartic. It’s definitely going to tug on some people’s heartstrings from the very beginning.”

According to Domine, Night of Musical Theater usually has a theme that is not quite as introspective as this year’s production. The commentary going on in this show is intended to help the audience consider the world through a different perspective.  Touching on significant current events, Domine said the show is meant to help the audience break out of their “comfy first world” and look beyond their situation in life.

With the wide range of topics being covered, Katie Coddington ‘13 said, “I think the audience will take a look at their own lives.”

Keeping with years past, Night of Musical Theater is student run and participation is entirely voluntary. For Domine, who has participated in Night of Musical Theater for the past three years, this production is very near and dear to his heart. Though the cast does have a faculty advisor, all decision-making is done by the students who are devoted to producing the best possible show.

Coddington, a biology major, said that Night of Musical Theater has been “a phenomenal experience” and has been one of her favorite things about her time at PLU thus far.

Even with the heavy topics addressed in the year’s production, Domine emphasized that this is still a musical and is still a very happy show, but a deeper message still resides behind the singing and dancing.

“I think I’m most excited to finally get to perform and show everyone in the community what we have spent so much time preparing,” Coddington said. Condensed into one weekend, the cast is striving to make each of their four performances explosive and memorable shows.