Shorter University’s School of Fine and Performing Arts will showcase alumni, faculty, and current students in an evening of entertainment and fun. The event will be held at Callaway Theatre on Shorter’s Rome campus, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 27.
Directed by Musical Theatre Professor, Sue Gaukel, the show will feature musical theatre, theatre, dance, and music performances. While they will be accepting donations for Callaway’s upcoming renovation, the event is free and open to the public.
In between performance sets, attendees will partake in refreshments, peruse a store of vintage costumes, and purchase or bid on set pieces and furniture from Shorter’s past theatre productions. All proceeds go to support Callaway’s theatre renovation.
The purpose of this evening is to celebrate the music and theatre that has graced the space for the past few decades, and mark a milestone for the theatre as it turns 40 years old and is on the cusp of a long awaited “facelift.”
Professor Gaukel says directing this show is an opportunity to honor the rich history of performing arts in Callaway Theatre.
“If performing is the lifeblood of our Theatre/Musical Theatre Department, then Callaway is the heart through which it is pumped,” she shared. “So many moments and memories have been made within these walls. Those moments where actors, dancers and singers have made discoveries, cut their teeth, built their chops, succeeded, failed, learned, laughed, cried and bled. It is going to be a fun evening filled with reunions, walks down memory lane and sharing hopes and plans for the future.”