Magic & Mayhem: Her Majesty’s Theatre

Fine Arts Department hosts annual Her Majesty’s Theatre Nov. 19.

Sophomore Veda Renzulli performs The Magic of Winter at Her Majestys Theatre Nov. 19.

Catherine Crayon

Sophomore Veda Renzulli performs “The Magic of Winter” at Her Majesty’s Theatre Nov. 19.

Catherine Crayon, News Editor

Adopting their Magic and Mayhem theme, Petit and Grande Choeur performed at the annual Her Majesty’s Theatre Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Divided into three parts with two intermissions, students performed an arrangement of songs including, “Ban, Ban Caliban,” “The Witches Trio” and more. Percussions by  junior Sharon Kramchuster and senior Ceresa Munjak-Khoury accompanied the performance of “Ban, Ban Caliban.” 

“One of my favorite pieces performed by the Petit Choeur was ‘Ban, Ban Caliban,’”  The girls really enjoyed using the instruments in that,” music director Elizabeth Mulkey said.

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Sophomore Liesl Riffe performs “The Witches’ Trio” at Her Majesty’s Theatre Nov. 19.

Mulkey said that they used the intermissions to emphasize audience engagement. During the first break in the performance, fine arts teacher Penny Selle led water coloring in the New Grande Salle using salt to dissolve portions of the paintings. Participants were invited to take their artwork home following the event. During the second break, visual arts teacher Maggie Killian, brought in Blake Freeman, a world-renowned yo-yoer, who presented a variety of yo-yo tricks to the audience.

“My favorite break activity was definitely the yo-yo man because there were so many tricks I didn’t know existed,”  junior Kathryn Sade said. “He made it very entertaining.”

Concluding the evening, Grand Choeur performed the 12-minute song “Creation.” Mulkey said that students began learning the song in August, but only perfected mere hours before the show. Their efforts, according to director of technology services Jason Ketter, proved to be a success. Ketter even had to adjust the sound because of their performance.

“It was amazing,” Ketter said. “I had to turn down the volume because there was so much power.”