Theatre Students Hard at Work over Summer

May 9, 2017

by Dr. Christianne Roll
Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre

As the Spring 2017 Semester comes to a close, many students head home for the summer break and the theatre department becomes strangely quiet! Even though most of our students are not on campus for several months, they are still continuing to learn, practice, and perform all over the globe. Below, several of our theatre students share what they will be doing over the summer.

Kortney Adcock‘17 will be interning with the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center in Tampa, assisting in the productions of Beauty and the Beast and Lion King.

Catherine Cervone ’19 will be a dancer at Unto These Hills in North Carolina, which is a mountainside amphitheater that seats 2,100 people.

Jamie Everett ‘17 will be a carpentry apprentice at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Annie Gaddis ’17 will be a dancer at Unto These Hills in North Carolina.

Brianna Graf ‘18 will be working as a street performer doing comedy sketches at Busch Gardens Tampa.

Theatre majors performing on stage.

Britta Gundlach ’19 will be attending the Hubbard Street Dance Pre-Professional intensive in Los Angeles. She will be working with numerous well-known choreographers in developing a new work that will be premiered at the end of the intensive.

Sam Hannigan ’18 will be working as a costume apprentice at Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

Martina Long ’17 will be working in Ohio at Trumpet in the Land, performing in All Shook Up and The Odd Couple.

Stephen Lunsford ’19 will be working at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma as an electrician, a carpenter, and running crew.

Gabriella Scoleri ’17 will be a Teaching Artist at the Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Florida.

Tinesha Tutt ’19 will be working in audio at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

Michael Werder ’17 will be the Stage Manager of Orchestra at Brevard Music Center, working with Keith Lockhart, the Conductor for the Boston Pops.

Ava Zisman ’19 will be working with American Stage in St. Petersburg teaching acting summer camps to elementary students.

In addition, many of our students are participating in the FSC Junior Journey program this summer. Several students will be spending time in Italy, learning about music and European culture. Other students will be spending a month at Harlaxton Manor in England, learning about Shakespeare and enjoying performances on the West End with our theatre faculty, Professor Bawek. On the other side of the “pond,” theatre students will spend a whirlwind week in New York City, seeing as many Broadway shows as possible with theatre professor Mary T. Albright.

We wish all of the Florida Southern College students a safe and educational summer and cannot wait until you return to campus in August to share what you have learned!