APO rings in the spring semester

By Amanda Arena

Cast members gather around before the show to rehearse some of their songs.

Alpha Psi Omega (APO) started the school year off with its annual sketch comedy show, but sprang back into this semester with Roses and Thorns: A Vocal Cabaret.

Roses and Thorns took place in the Spitz Theater on Jan. 28 and 29 and combined aspects of both a musical and variety show.
The show featured a collection of songs, which was like a variety show, but without the emcee. Each song told a different story, but they didn’t necessarily correlate with one another.

“The show was grand,” said junior musical theater major Richard Crandle. “It was put together so well.”

The small cast of 10 was able to present a multitude of characters over a musical backdrop, which created an enjoyable musical medley.

One of the cast members, sophomore musical theater major Kelliann DeCarlo, was happy with the outcome of the performances.
“We had rehearsal for a long time and it was just a really great experience with friends,” DeCarlo said. “We all got really close and it just came together.”

The musical director, sophomore musical theater and piano major Alex Harrington, was proud of the cast’s hard work and performance.

“The cast was what made the show succeed,” Harrington said.  “They were the driving force and the life of every number.”

Be on the lookout for APO’s next student run-production, See What I Wanna See, directed by senior theater major Dan Viola. The show will run from Friday, April 29,  until Sunday, May 1. The show will be in the Spitz Theater and tickets will be $5.

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