Moriah Mason, Staff Writer
Samford’s Theatre and Dance Department is once again rehearsing for another year of performances. Notable shows last year ranged from a “Freaky Friday” musical to the theatrical production of “Hedda Gabler.”
This semester, the department will be doing three stage shows. The first show is the musical production of “Ella Enchanted.” Next, they will be performing “Sylvia” before wrapping up the season with another musical production known as “1776,” a historical musical about the Declaration of Independence.
Madison Merkel, a senior musical theatre major, was able to provide more information about the upcoming performance of “Sylvia.”
“The production is about a couple who is experiencing an ‘empty nest,’” Merkel said.
In the midst of this, the husband finds a dog named Sylvia and is able to form a close relationship with her.
“It’s a comedy and the joke of the show is that he sees her as a woman,” Merkel said.
While the production is more of a comedy, one line from the play resonated with Merkel, which is, “True love is meant to be shared.” Furthermore, this particular line reminded Merkel of the gospel.
“As Christians, we want to share the joy of Jesus with others, even if people are off put by that,” Merkel said.
Next spring semester, the department will be doing two shows. The first production will be a Shakespearean play, “As You Like It.” The second production will be the musical, “Into the Woods.”
For more information on the dates and times of these productions, visit https://www.samford.edu/arts/theatre-and-dance/upcoming-performances.