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Merrily We Roll Along

For last fall’s major Torn Ticket II show, the group performed Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Beginning in the present and moving backwards, the play traces the lives of wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends through each milestone of their personal and professional lives. Check out the last scene from the first act, a number titled “Now You Know” starring Brad Balandis, A14, as Frank, Dan Pickar, A15, as Charley, and Hope Schaitkin, A14, as Mary.

Torn Ticket II is Tufts’ fully student-run musical theatre organization; they’re the ones who brought you Hamlet The Hip-Hopera! For more on the group check them out on Twitter and Facebook.


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Magic To Do

The cast and crew of Torn Ticket II’s spring major production of “Pippin,” which opens tomorrow at Cohen Auditorium and runs through April 2, have been blogging about what they call “Pippin’s magic: our production, its rehearsals, and our tech process.”

In the most recent post, senior Lily Zahn talks about how she overcame her fear of musicals to participate in “Pippin”:

As a senior, I’ve only previously performed in straight plays here. After high school I shied away from musicals to the point that auditioning for one made me super anxious. For my last show at Tufts, I decided to conquer my fear and at least audition for a musical, and to my surprise it worked out pretty great. Catherine is the newest addition to our motley troupe of players and is entrusted with the task of teaching Pippin about the joy and mundanity of an ordinary home life.


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