By: Matthew Revels, Sports Editor
Get ready to travel back in musical time as the music department puts on its annual spring musical titled “Jukebox Hero.”
The show — which is the annual end-of-year performance for Newman Chorale members — is being put on tonight through Saturday night, and all shows will start at 7:30 in the De Mattias Performance Hall. This year, audience members will be taken on a time travel adventure through musical history.
Theater Director Deanne Zogleman said she has chosen songs from acts including The Beatles and Madonna as well as those from jazz, country and classic rock genres.
The show will be hosted by two musical time travelers, Zogleman said.
“The show this year revolves around two Jukebox Heroes that take two couples on magical rides through time,” she said. “You never know what historical event they will stumble across.”
The Jukebox Heroes will be played by Alex DeHoet and senior Austin Schwartz. The couples will be portrayed by Catherine Madison and Isaac Iseman and by Elizabeth Raehpour and Daniel Cubias.
The dialog for the show has been written by leads Schwartz and DeHoet.
“This is the second year that students have written the dialogue with myself choosing the music,” Zogleman said.
Schwartz said he enjoyed writing for the 2022 show.
“It came about last year, as I and a few others volunteered to write the dialogue,” Schwartz said. “I realized it went well, and so I wanted to do it again.”
Schwartz said he is excited to see what people will think of the dialogue since he and DeHoet wrote a lot of it with themselves in mind as the Jukebox Heroes.
“To be a part of something you wrote is very interesting,” he said. “You know what is coming, but other actors will put their own twist on something that you may not have expected.”
Tickets to the show are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, military members and Newman faculty and staff, and $5 for students college age and below. They’re free for Newman students with ID. Get them at newmanuniversitytheatre.org
PHOTO: Matthew Revels, Sports Editor