Makenzie Kanyuh offers look in the life of a Singarama ...
Don’t stop them now. One of the themes for this year’s Singarama show Singarama’s On Fire is “Stop.”
Director of the “Stop” cast and Delta Omega member Makenzie Kanyuh is very excited about this show, cast and overall production of Singarama.
The show itself is around 20 minutes, but it’s the preparation behind the scenes that really counts.
“I pretty much spend every waking moment of my day doing something for Singarama any chance I can get, from calling a place to get a costume to putting the design team together, I’m doing it,” Kanyuh said.
A director’s job is never done. Kanyuh explains what a normal day in the life is like for a Singarama director.
“I wake up and have a million e-mails from the cast, texting people back about costumes, making sure the script is correct, it’s just a different thing each day,” Kanyuh said. “Six o’clock is usually when everything comes together, and we go over everything. It’s an all day job.”
The cast, crew, ETS, design staff, choreographers and director all spend many hours putting together the show.
“We have 65 friends with us this year in our cast,” Kanyuh said. “That’s the majority of our cast this year. We love having all of these new people. They work really hard for our group.”
Although there are different groups performing and the competition is tough, Kanyuh says that it’s not about the competition, but the friendships that the practice and experience build.
Kanyuh’s main goal for this cast is to just have fun and get to know one another.
“I have developed some great friendships throughout my time with Singarama,” Kanyuh said.
For more information on Singarama and this year’s cast, you can watch “Stop” and the other two acts, “Drop” and “Roll,” at Singarama on April 3-5 in Collins Alumni Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., with an afternoon show on Saturday at 2.