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New Student Showcase

  1. 1. Â 6 ARROW • week of Sept. 5 - 11, 2012 MICHAEL PRYSOCKCREATE Read a review of Michael Prysock’s performance at Tunes at Twilight at at TwilightCONCERT MOVED INDOORS TO ROSE THEATER DUE TO RAIN FRIDAYAmy Fritsche, New Student Showcase organizer, gives feedback to students performing. Photo by Nathan HamiltonStudent talent performing at the annual New Student ShowcaseShowcase includes pieces that will be showcased, and she will said his biggest challenge now is getting his help with technical issues backstage, but her lines in correct order.contemporary scenes main role is to coach students. The New Student Showcase is also a waywritten from 2000 to “We give them the idea to create a charac- ter and help them mold it,” Fritsche said. for performers to support each other. The event is a product of a big team effort.present Fritsche selected scenes written from 2000 to present. Schweger said that he looks at the stu- dents in the program now, and he sees how Although the scene can be set in different they network with not only students in theANDREA GILS department, but with everyone in their class.COPY EDITOR “Like the football games, this “The faculty at SEMO’s River Campus is incredible,” Schweger said. “Everyone treatsThe New Student Showcase is an event forany student new to the Department of Thea- show is our way of showing their work with so much professionalism, res- pect for one another and the talent to boot.tre and Dance or to Southeast Missouri StateUniversity. the school what we can do, They all work together as a team, facilitating the needs of their peers to organize what is, in It is an opportunity for students to show and how we plan to represent my opinion, a very successful program.”their talent to the theatre and dance faculty Edgecombe said that students should goand staff, and to the community by perfor- SEMO on the stage.” to the event because it is exciting to see whereming a scene, singing or dancing. According to Amy Fritsche, faculty mem- Maclin Schweger freshmen are at this point in the year. He added that this is a very strong class.ber and organizer of this year’s event, there “See them where they are, and when youwill be four singers, seven acting scenes and time periods, the writer must have written it see them on stage this year or in a couple of16 dancers. sometime between the year 2000 and now. years, and see how much they’ve grown. The Fritsche is in charge of selecting the songs “We are working on very fairly contempo- showcase is just a lot of fun,” Edgecombe said.and acting scenes. Dance and choreography rary work,” Fritsche said. The River Campus is hosting its thirdinstructor Philip Edgecombe is in charge of There will be five group rehearsals, but stu- annual New Student Showcase at 7:30 p.m.mentoring the dancers. dents meet with their scene partners to work on Sept. 15 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible According to Edgecombe, three senior on their scene together and memorize lines students will choreograph pieces for independently. “Everyone in the incoming class is incre-the showcase. Students have to provide their own costu- dibly talented and won’t disappoint,” Schwe- Leshay Mathis will perform a contempo- mes and there will be no music except for in ger said. “Like the football games, this showrary routine, Kelcey Matheny a jazz routine the dance pieces. is our way of showing the school what we canand Kara Burley a hip-hop number. Freshman acting major Maclin Schweger do and how we plan to represent SEMO on Amy Fritsche works with Southeast student Gary All of the pieces are group dances with no will present a scene with a partner that deals the stage.” Corse who is new to the theatre and dancemore than seven dancers each. with political issues and aliens. The event is free and open to Southeast department. Photo by Nathan Hamilton During the summer, Fritsche selected the Schweger received his scene recently, so he staff, students and parents.A Partnership with Southeast Missouri State University and Rust Communications • To advertise, call 573-388-2741