12/11/2020 - 12/20/2020


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BREAKING NEWS! A Devised Musical Theatre Cabaret celebrates and mixes 1980’s music, local and national television news broadcasting, and topical issues to examine, entertain, educate and empathize with our community, both within Rowan University and beyond. Using lyrics and melodies of memorable songs from the “Me-First Decade of Greed,” our task is to see how music from the 1980s speaks to, reflects, and informs current experiences in 2020.

Our sitcom-sized bite of devised deliciousness is a first for us. In 2020 we rehearse on Zoom, record music on Garage Band, videotape on iPhones and laptops, as well as television and film cameras. The brilliant editing team will mix and refine in Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and more. We are adjusting to the circumstances of our new decade, all while practicing physical distancing, podding, and wearing masks when necessary. We even lip-sync like Milli Vanilli. “Girl you know it’s girl you know it’s girl you know it’s…true.”

Directed by Christopher Marlowe Roche
Choreographed by Leslie Elkins
Musical Direction by Jess Arnold

This production is available to be streamed anytime between December 11 – 20, 2020.


201 Mullica Hill Road Glassboro, New Jersey