Megan Vandeberghe ‘16 – The performing arts are a great way to show creativity and present with a spunky flare. Romeo Theatre Company kicks off their 2014-2015 season with Fame. The show centers around a performing arts high school, so music is a must. Instead of performing the title song, Fame, they’re doing things a little differently.
Director Kendra Walls made the unique decision to have former graduate Sean Earle write the theme song for the show, even as production is well underway. Earle expressed his excitement to be able to put his own twist on such a popular play.
“I’m going to do my best to showcase the skills of all the actors and singers in the show,” Earle said.
While there’s immense anticipation, the nerves also begin to kick in.
“When you contribute to such a big program and others are counting on you, it adds an element of pressure,” Earle said.
Although he may be anxious about such an imperative task, the entire theatre company will be supporting him all the way, including the director.
“To use the actual song, I’d have to pay $5,000,” Walls said. “I think it’ll be so much better this way.”
Walls has a reputation of allowing students to run the show, and this one is no exception. With current students on stage and graduates behind the scenes, this year’s productions show promise, even if they do bend the rules now and then.