Music clubs team up to build community

Two very different campus clubs are working together to help build Carleton’s arts community. On Oct. 20, the Metal Ravens and the Carleton University Glee Club will be teaming up to organize a Halloween-themed open mic night at Oliver’s Pub on campus. The night will feature performances from members of both clubs, as well as other Carleton students. “I would say [it will be] a good mix of musical subcultures and more popular stuff,” said Amy Foster, a fifth-year child studies major and president of the Glee Club. “I don’t think anybody has to worry about going and it being super obscure.” The Metal Ravens and the Glee Club have worked together before. Last year they worked together to organize […]

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Commentary: CMTS’s Heathers is a showstopper

Based on the 1989 film by the same name, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the Carleton Musical Theatre Society (CMTS)’s production of Heathers is Mean Girls meets murder meets musical. Directed by Victoria Rutkowski, and music directed by Galen Cuisson, the CMTS’s second ever production was an absolute treat. Veronica Sawyer (Michelle Gendron) is a quiet, dorky student at Westerberg High in Sherwood, Ohio. She dreams of being friends with the popular clique, three girls who share one name: The Heathers. Veronica claws her way to the top of the Westerberg food chain, and finally becomes a Heather herself. When she falls in love with JD, the dark and mysterious new kid, the Heathers disapprove, and her world turns […]

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Review: Carleton Musical Theatre Society’s Cabaret

Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, where troubles disappear as scantily-clad girls and boys prance on stage, and alcohol intoxicates the senses. But beware of what sinister realities the painted smiles and flashy costumes conceal at Carleton Musical Theatre Society’s (CMTS) production of Cabaret. The year is 1929, when American writer Clifford Bradshaw (Kyle Villeneuve) arrives at a Berlin boarding house in hopes of finding inspiration for a new novel. He is promptly distracted by the city’s vivid nightlife, exemplified by the Kit Kat Klub, a racy cabaret headlined by the vainglorious yet charming British performer Sally Bowles (Kelsey Lee). But all is not well in Berlin—with the rise of Nazi politics, the carefree lifestyle is compromised as tensions rise […]

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