By Olivia Wild, Staff Writer
On the evening of Dec. 8, the 2017 spring semester musical was picked. Spring Awakening was picked out of the three top choices.
Mitch Lalik, the president of Fisher Players, said “it’s something new for us too that we started to do last year. It used to be a musical in the fall and a play in the spring.”
Any student and Fisher Players member can submit a show for “Pick a Show” night. The E-Board members conduct a PowerPoint slideshow with vital details about the top three shows so that voters can get a sense of what the show is going to be like and what it is about, said Lalik.
Lalik said that “Spring Awakening got 70 percent of the votes.”
Knowing that there are cast and space limitations, the E-Board has multiple factors to think about. Lalik said “the E-Board gets together and we make sure that the show is feasible that it’s something that we can afford, something that we can do with the stage that we have, the instruments that we have on campus, making sure that it’s manageable for us.”
The musical covers multiple topics that relate to young adulthood. Chris Toia, a member of the Fisher players, said that “ the Spring Awakening is a more serious show and it has a lot of more mature topics to talk about.” Some of the topics that are present in the show are suicide, rape, sex education and other topics among that.
“I think students will like it, it’s a rock musical, so there’s a lot of energy on the stage there’s going to be a lot of fun musical numbers. Even if you really don’t know the songs, it’s still going to be fun to listen to.” – Chris Toia, a member of the Fisher players
Lalik said, “I think it’s a lot of things that we can do programming with on campus to bring light to a lot of important topics in our culture… I think that we can do a really good job of getting our campus more involved in these type of topics and think more critically of them.”
After being read a description of the musical, Erika Miano, a freshman, said “I’ve never heard of the musical before but it sounds relevant to the college mentality.”
Tioa said, “I think students will like it, it’s a rock musical, so there’s a lot of energy on the stage there’s going to be a lot of fun musical numbers. Even if you really don’t know the songs, it’s still going to be fun to listen to.”
Miano said, “musicals are always fun, so of course I will go in the spring.”
The director for the Spring Awakening for spring semester is Cat Vongprachanh. She has been the vocal director for the past two musicals.