Coming off of two successful show runs — October’s “Connected” and November’s “cul-de-sac” — one might expect the members of Little Theatre to understandably rest amid the upcoming chaos of finals week, the holidays and so forth. Nevertheless, their desire to preserve the thespianic magic within the Marie Maday Theatre prevailed as they gathered for their semi-annual Studio X event on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Hosted by the club’s Counselors at Large, Cara Smith and Lydia Sulaiman, Studio X provides Little Theatre members with the opportunity to perform a creative act of their choosing, along with fellow club members in the audience to enjoy and support them. The variety night features a multitude of talents, from singing to dancing to performing a skit or comedy routine, and enables the members to engage in a night of communal celebration of the arts and the close bonds created within the club.
Featuring a plethora of exciting moments, such as energetic renditions of musical numbers, beautiful ballads, a fierce dance number, rap songs and even “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” (a crowd-favorite), the fall semester’s Studio X was not short on entertainment or talent in the slightest.
As the night neared its end, Smith and Sulaiman announced the news every club member had eagerly anticipated–– the first show of the next semester. “The Magenta Moth: A Play in Three Acts” has been chosen for Little Theatre’s spring debut. Directed by the club’s vice president and familiar thespian face, Miles Keefe, the thriller according to Dramatists Play Service Inc. “pits two strong-willed spinsters against a trio of cold-hearted, bloodthirsty teenage girls—who have killed already, and are clearly ready to do so again.” Auditions will be held on Jan. 16-17.