Curtain Up!

By 
Berklee Office of Communications
April 23, 2010
Deborah Pierre and Noshi Curry
Mike Squillante
Left to right: David Wyatt, Sarah Grina, Mike Squillante, Sara Mahoney
Lynda DeFuria
Lauren Tenney and Stoddy Blackall
Levin Valayil
Deborah Pierre
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young
Photo by Robin Young

Drama filled the David Friend Recital Hall on March 2 as Berklee students in several disciplines came together to create original musical theater songs.

The spotlight on musical theater at Berklee has grown ever brighter since alumnus Alex Lacamoire '95 won the college's first Tony Award last year. At the Curtain Up concert, over two dozen singers, four conductors, and an 11-piece band performed 15 songs arranged by members of the Musical Theater Arranging and Orchestration class.

Faculty members Jeri Sykes and Michael Wartofsky chose the songs from a college-wide contest. The matching of arrangers and songwriters mirrored the professional relationship in the theater industry between composer/lyricists and arranger/orchestrators.

Read about Curtain Up in Berklee Today.

 

Click on the photo to the left for a slideshow by student Robin Young.