Drama Club announces, prepares for “Nine” Reply

Christina Alario – 1851 Staff

The Drama Club practices for the musical “Nine,” which will premiere on December 5. (Photo by Emily Kochanek)

The Drama Club practices for the musical “Nine,” which will premiere on
December 5. (Photo by Emily Kochanek)

The Drama Club has selected the musical “Nine” as its fall production. The show, set in a spa, focuses on the midlife crisis of playwright Guido Contini, who is struggling to come up with a new movie pitch as well as balance the relationships with the women in his life.

Arthur Kopit wrote “Nine,” with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. They play is based on the Federico Fellini film “8 1⁄2.” The original Broadway production debuted in spring of 1982, and a national tour soon followed. It was then revived in 2003, winning two Tony awards. The film adaptation, featuring a number of celebrities including Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, and Stacy ‘Fergie’ Ferguson, was released in 2009.

Drama Club President Lyndsey Charette, starring as Contini’s wife, Luisa, said she is looking forward to this production. “As of right now we’ve only had two rehearsals, but the cast is getting along really well and there is an awesome motivation to make this show great,” said Charette.

Her on-stage husband, played by senior Tim Doucette, agreed. “The script for this show promises to be extremely comedic,” said Doucette. “We have an outstanding cast with experience doing shows on campus…all around this show proves to be extremely entertaining,”

Doucette and Charette are very excited about their leads in the musical.

“I’m enjoying the part already,” said Charette. Doucette, who is a three year veteran of the drama club said he “couldn’t have been cast any better…I love the role I’m playing.”

Charette and Doucette think the pro- duction is sure to be a hit among students and faculty. Club Vice President Gabrielle Povolotsky added that this show is “less dark than we’ve seen in the past. It’s a high energy show filled with bal- lads and upbeat dance numbers.” Doucette agreed that past shows have always been comedic but not always upbeat. “I really like the positive energy coming from this show,” said Doucette.

“I think that the student body will definitely enjoy this show,” said Charette. “It’s going to be exciting and funny and scandalous, everything college students enjoy pretty much.”

The musical will premiere on Decem- ber 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. and December 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Students interested in helping out with the production can email Lyndsey Charette at lcharette@lasell.edu.

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