On the night of November 24, the Caf was a drastically different atmosphere from it’s usual casual environment. There were no stressed-looking students staring into their computer screens or tables full of joyful freshman. No, on this night, the uniform was pseudo-black tie (as black tie as college students can get), and everyone was dressed to the nines. There was a full student orchestra in one corner, and a tech board full of a bustling student production team in another.
The energy in the air was that of pure excitement. If you’ve ever been in or to a musical, you know the feeling. It’s a rush unlike any other, the feeling that nothing in the world could stop the enchantment of the night, and it’s a halo of wonder that is entirely unique to musical theater. Despite radiating the strongest from the cast members, every attendee, crew member, and staff personnel alike were buzzing before a single note was played. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the magic of theater - which in this case, had been successfully captured by The Berklee Musical Theater Club (BMTC).
As the lights dimmed, a hush fell over the room as giddy performers took their places. Welcoming us to the show were two members of the Berklee Musical Theater club. This was their night, their gala, their stage, and needless to say, they put on quite a show.
From sorrowful duets to rousing ensemble numbers, the BMTC seemed to fly, nay, soar through their riveting 20 song set in a flash of tangos, whale sounds, and high C’s. A highlight of the performance was the sample from their most recent production of American Idiot, which took place towards the end of October of this year, taking a fresh spin on the beloved story told through the albums of punk rock band Green Day. It was an amazing production from top to bottom, and they revisited the exhilarating experience in yet another show-stopping performance at their Gala Night.
The Berklee Musical Theater Club is a student run club that puts on shows biannually that are produced, directed, and organized entirely by the students of Berklee and Boston Conservatory. New members are accepted at the beginning of each semester, and auditions for their productions are open to students from both Boston Conservatory and Berklee. They’re always looking for new talent, fresh ideas, and of course, donations are very much appreciated.
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