Michael Diambri, A&E Writer

First-year Conner Brown and sophomore Lexi Jason perform the Elvis song “Little Less Conversation” from the musical “All Shook Up” in a NOMT rehearsal on Oct. 28. Photo by Michael Diambri
First-year Conner Brown and sophomore Lexi Jason perform the Elvis song “Little Less Conversation” from the musical “All Shook Up” in a NOMT rehearsal on Oct. 28. Photo by Michael Diambri

Pacific Lutheran University’s Night of Musical Theatre (NOMT) is a student-run and -produced program that gives students opportunities to show off theatre skills they’ve developed.

Under the direction of senior Sam Chapman, NOMT will feature various musical numbers from productions such as “Rent” and “Showboat.”

“[Chapman] gives great insight and instructs well,” first-year Lydia Bill said.

An intended theatre major, Bill has a vocal lead in a performance of “Don’t Tell Mama” from the famous Broadway musical “Cabaret.”

“I’m excited,” Bill said. “This is my first musical performance at PLU outside of choir.”

Attending NOMT is free; however, donations will be accepted upon entrance into the Karen Hille Phillips Center. Donations will go toward the next production of NOMT.

Assistant Director and senior Amelia Heath pointed out what to look for in NOMT this year.

“Last year’s production of NOMT had one story going throughout the program,” Heath said. “This year is more thematic, and more like a series of vignettes, looking at the smaller stories happening in the lives of each character.”

Heath said that she thinks students will find themselves relating to the show’s themes and characters.

“Awkward first dates, feeling pressured to do something other than what you’re passionate about, depression, resisting the urge to Facebook stalk your ex’s new girlfriend — it’s all in there… it reminds the audience that others have been through the college experience before and came out the other side alright,” Heath said.

Heath and the entire NOMT team hope the PLU community will come and support this year’s production.

“We’ve got an incredible cast and production team,” Heath said. “I think that will really translate to the audience once the curtain comes up.”

Showings of the Night of Musical Theatre start at 7:30 p.m. and will run from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 on the main stage at the Karen Hille Phillips Center.

 

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