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“[title of show]”: Who Knew Writing a Musical Could Be So Entertaining?

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Written by Charissa Roberson

“I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing,” sang the cast of “[title of show],” which debuted on April 4, 2019. With energy, charm and talented performances, Theatre RC’s spring musical-comedy is certain to have won over far more than just nine spectators.

“It was really good,” said sophomore Madison Bourne, “I could tell they put a lot of work into it.”

Ryan Bennett, Kojiro Leonard, Isabella Moritz, Hayley Ramsey and Eric Lee starred as a group of friends trying to create a musical that will make it to Broadway. They must wrestle with questions such as: What qualifies as “art”? Is it worth sacrificing your uniqueness to please the majority? And is a musical about writing a musical even possible?  

“[title of show]” proved that yes, indeed, it is—and not only possible, but entertaining and heartwarming too, filled with self-referential humor and memorable musical numbers.

“I loved that the relationships I got to form with the other actors mirrored the relationships that are formed between the characters,” said Moritz, “And, of course, the craziest experience ever [was] when the writer and one of the leads in the show came to a closing night, and we all just cried.”

During “[title of show]”’s eventful run, these talented performers gave audiences a rare behind-the-scenes look at the process of creating any original piece of art, with all the tears, laughs, frustrations and triumphs that come along with it.