McNicholas’s Theatre Department will debut this year’s musical, The World Goes Round, on March 2 in the Jeanne Spurlock Theatre at 7 p.m.
The musical is a compilation of songs from composers Kander and Ebb. It does not have a solitary plot; instead, each song blends into the next and the theme of the show is how life goes on and the world goes round.
“The World Goes Round is different than a show. It is a musical review, celebrating all the work of composers Kander and Ebb. The kids will be able to talk to the audience and it will be a good experience for them,” Theatre Director Teresa De Zarn said.
Days before auditions to the original plan of Jesus Christ Superstar, a musical about the passion of Jesus Christ, the show was canceled due to trouble with rights to the play and problems with the set. The show would have been too expensive to perform because the department would have had to purchase new equipment and move the stage.
“I think it was just too big of a show to fit in the theatre. If we performed it at the Anderson Theatre, we would’ve had to do things differently and move everything,” senior Jacob Fries said.
“Preparing for the musical has been stressful, but it has given me a chance to explore different characters throughout the show instead of playing the same one. I am in numerous songs in the musical, but my favorite either has to be a woman in Cabaret or the very first song of the show,” senior Hannah Straub said.
“We needed to find something easier to produce,” De Zarn said.
The musical will be shown on the following dates and times:
Mar. 2 at 7 p.m.
Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 12 at 1 p.m.
Tickets are now available here for $12.
“This musical has required a lot of time commitment. [It has] a lot more singing and is not as book descriptive,” Fries added.