Bringing drama to Regis; Lasers ‘kick off Sunday shoes’ Reply

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Preparations are underway for the fall musical “Footloose”. The performance will include members of the Lasell College Drama Club and Regis College Theater Club. This is the first time both clubs are collaborating, which brings a new dynamic for all students and faculty involved. 

Nearly 80 people are in the musical between the cast and crew from both Lasell and Regis. The performance and practice spaces at Regis have proven useful to the production of the show. 

Assistant Professor of Performing Arts and Director of “Footloose” Lori L’Italien said, “This was kind of a good opportunity for [Regis] to be able to put on a big musical because they don’t really have enough people to put on a big show on their own.” 

The collaboration of these clubs has been anticipated for a while. Out of 38 cast members, 12 are from Regis and 26 are from Lasell. This gives Regis students the chance to work with a larger number of people while Lasell students get the chance to work in a larger space. 

L’Italien also mentioned that the drama club has “really outgrown [our] facilities.” Using a professional theater, practice rooms and other spaces at Regis, the club has been able to utilize their resources more effectively than ever. 

As of right now, this partnership is just for the fall musical. However, L’Italien is hopeful that it may happen again. “We’re certainly talking about other collaboration opportunities in the future,” said L’Italien. “For now, it’s just for this show and then we’re going to meet and see how it went, what we want to do better, if we do it again. Hopefully, we will.”

The performances will be held at the Eleanor Welch Casey Theatre at Regis. The theatre can hold about seven times more people than the Yamawaki Auditorium where the plays are normally held, seating over 600 people. It also has high-quality professional lighting and sound systems, access to a green room and other facilities to make the show run as smoothly as possible. 

Admission is free for Lasell students and shows will be Nov. 15 to 18. The drama club will be providing transportation to Regis College for any Lasell students who are interested in attending this event.

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