Coffeehouse concert to entertain and raise drama funds

March 16, 2010 — by Mary Mykhaylova

At Coffeehouse, students will have the opportunity to enjoy a concert of music and comedy in a laid-back atmosphere.

“Coffeehouse is a variety show set in a cafe atmosphere,” said senior Lauren Henderson, who is organizing the event. “It’s a great, laid-back evening that showcases a lot of talent which will range from comedic to instrumental.”

This annual fundraiser for the drama department will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 20 in the Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. In addition, food and beverages will be sold at an additional price.

Henderson intends for the evening to be atypical from a standard sit-down concert and plans to have some tables, bean bag chairs and couches.

“I’d say that the evening is going to be a really fun, laid-back thing,” said Henderson. “I want it to feel like an actual coffeehouse.”

Coffeehouse is unusual in the versatility of talents which are able to be showcased. Two weeks prior, Henderson held non-cut auditions in order to get a feel for how the night is going to turn out.

“[Auditions] were pretty casual, and nothing too intense,” she said. “Overall, I’d say we got a lot of great acts that have a lot of potential.”

If all goes as planned, performances are to include a few comedy routines, a mock a capella group, numerous talented musicians and even a mock Newlyweds game show.

Henderson hopes that Coffeehouse will prove to be an entertaining evening for everyone who can make it.

“First off, it’s a great way to support the drama department. Second, it’s a great way to support fellow students,” she said.

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