After organizing Thespians’ benefit concert in May and raising $2500, vice president of Thespians junior Ethan Shavelson is hoping to continue his work in artistic charity with this Saturday, Dec. 5’s Miscast performance on the American Heritage Fine Arts Facebook page.
“It’s going to be super fun,” Shavelson said. “Honestly, we’re just trying to create art and spread positivity. That’s all we’re trying to do.”
The performances will be live on Facebook with the freshman/sophomore acts at 6:30 p.m. and junior/senior acts at 8:30 p.m. The performances will be modeled after Miscast theater where actors play gender-swapped roles for renditions of a specific song. This allows actors to experiment with roles they otherwise would not have the chance to play. Some of Miscast’s most popular renditions are Jonathan Groff’s take on “Anything Goes” and Ben Platt’s take on the “Cell Block Tango” with Jeremy Jordan, Leslie Odom Jr., Walter Bobbie, Christopher Fitzgerald and Joshua Henry.
Shavelson began planning the Dec. 5 event in late October and is excited to join his peers by singing a song from “Wicked.”
To watch the show, check out @AHSCenterfortheArts on Facebook.