‘Totally Awesome’ wins big at Singarama 2017

‘Totally Awesome’ wins big at Singarama 2017

After collecting the previous three awards presented at Singarama this weekend, “Totally Awesome” took home a third-consecutive win after Saturday night’s performance at “A Blast From The Past.” Thursday night the group took home the award for Best Theme; Friday evening the group won for Best Music and won Saturday afternoon for Best Staging. Saturday night at the last showing of Singarama, the show collected the fourth and final award available: Sweepstakes. “Winning all four like that hasn’t happened in five years,” assistant director of “Totally Awesome” senior Reese Lusk said. “We knew our show was good. We just didn’t know it was that good.” One unique thing about “Totally Awesome” is that 70 percent of the show’s composition featured new actors, students that have never been a part of Singarama before this year. “Training this bunch of newbies was a challenge at times,” Lusk said. “There were late nights, hard nights. But we really worked hard to break down a lot of those barriers and eventually became a team. “The other shows were amazing. We were stunned with what we saw. I’m just honored to have been an assistant director of this.” “Totally Awesome” was directed by junior Bethany Rowland, a directing major at Lipscomb. According to Lusk, no matter how late or hard a rehearsal was, Rowland never lost sight of her vision and the direction of the show. “Bethany is probably one of the best directors Singarama has ever seen,” he said. According to Rowland, a Singarama show originally made her want to attend Lipscomb after she visited during her junior year of high school. Now having directed “Totally Awesome,”...
Lipscomb Theatre presents spring show Peter and the Starcatcher

Lipscomb Theatre presents spring show Peter and the Starcatcher

Set as a grown-up prequel to Peter Pan, Lipscomb Theatre opens Peter and the Starcatcher Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Shamblin Theatre. The show is adapted from the whimsical novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Under the direction of David Ian Lee, senior Joss Yarborough stars as Boy/Peter. Compared to the well-known Peter and Wendy, Peter and the Starcatcher is relatively unknown and gifts the audience with the unique experience of watching how the characters they’ve all come to love were brought to life. “It hasn’t reached that saturation point of certain other shows; it wasn’t produced by every middle school in the nation or anything, so that makes it kind of hard to compare,” Yarborough said. “But I think the integration of our ensemble is really remarkable. “It’s a pretty ensemble heavy show in its original pen, but we added a couple of cast members, and David spent a lot of time and energy crafting vibrant scenes that allow for seriously dynamic action. It’s really beautiful.” At the top of the show, an ensemble of actors assembles onto the stage and addresses the audience. With a bit of bickering, they welcome the audience to the world of the play and tell them what’s in store: flying, dreaming, adventure and growing up. The ensemble invites show-goers to use their imagination to create the British Empire. With the snap of an actor’s fingers, the audience is transported to a bustling port. This is where the audience meets Lord Leonard Aster (Hendrick Shelton), his daughter Molly (Robyn Smith) and her nanny, Mrs. Bumbrake (Nelson Tilley). Two identical trunks are...
Stomp Fest 2016 photo gallery

Stomp Fest 2016 photo gallery

Teams ranging from Phi Nu’s pageant girls to Delta Omega’s marching band performed at 2016’s Stomp Fest, but ultimately Theta Psi’s monks took home the win Saturday night in Collins Alumni Auditorium. The seventh annual event featured men and women’s social clubs on campus performing an approximately 10 minute, student-choreographed stomp routine. Men’s social club Sigma Iota Delta received second place for its caveman-inspired stomp, and women’s social club Pi Delta received third place with its flight-attendant theme. Photos by Becca Risley   « ‹ 1 of 3 ›...
Nashville offers several haunted attractions for 2016 Halloween season

Nashville offers several haunted attractions for 2016 Halloween season

Disclaimer: I love haunted houses, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. Enter each haunted attraction at your own risk. I assume zero responsibility for your fate. Scream Creek Haunted Woods 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield honeysucklehillfarm.com Price: $19.95 Scare-O-Meter: ? ? ? ? One sentence summary: I got chased through the woods by a man carrying a chainsaw, and I have never run away from something so fast IN MY LIFE. Now, I don’t run. No one looks at me and thinks “Man, what a track star” because I’m not. I am, however, really good at anticipating jump scares in haunted houses. But this is one that I just didn’t see coming. It was right after I fought my way through tree branches and a correctly timed fog machine when I heard the loudest clap of an engine revving behind me. I didn’t have time to think; I just took off in the direction I assumed was correct and hoped for the best. What makes Scream Creek my top haunt of the season is how realistic the atmosphere is. If you’ve ever wanted to experience what it’s like to be the group of friends running for their lives through the woods in a scary movie, this is the place to go. The weak are separated from the brave right off the bat, and I’m proud to say that I would probably last longer than 10 minutes if I were cast in a horror film. Momma didn’t raise a quitter.   Nashville Nightmare 1016 Madison Square, Madison nashvillenightmare.com Price: $30 for entry to all four attractions Scare-O-Meter: ? ?...
Beauty and the Beast photo gallery

Beauty and the Beast photo gallery

A tale as old as time takes center stage at Lipscomb’s Collins Alumni Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night to kick off the opening weekend of the theatre department’s fall musical. The show runs Oct. 27-29 and Nov. 4-5 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m.     Photos by Becca Risley   « ‹ 1 of 2 ›...