Musical theater students to put on last show

Tonight will be the last chance to catch a performance by the MuTS – the musical theater students, that is. MuTS, a group comprised of musical theater students and community members, performs its last cabaret of the year tonight. President Ali Schmidt started the group this year to bring musical theater enthusiasts together and to form more of a community with each other. Although the group is not a campus organization yet, she plans to make it one. ‘I had the idea to start [MuTS] two years ago,’ Schmidt said. ‘It’s a lot of fun to just get together and vibe from everyone’s creative energy.’ The group tries to perform once a month and the amount of members in the group varies depending on each show, with each show averaging 25 to 30 performers. The last cabaret’s theme is ‘Show-stoppers’ because it’s big number power songs from musicals one after another, Schmidt said. The cabaret will include songs from different musicals such as ‘Wicked,’ ‘Spring Awakening’ and ‘Avenue Q.’ ‘All of the seniors are doing a parody from ‘Avenue Q,” she said. ‘We changed it around a bit so it would fit us.’ Senior Jessica Dillon plans to attend the group’s last performance of the year. ‘I am one of those people who dances and sings as much as possible in a given day,’ Dillon said. ‘Had I known about this group beforehand I probably would be in it!’ ‘Show-stoppers’ will be from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Wooster Street Center, located at 1124 E. Wooster St. across from Rodgers Quadrangle. For more information on the performance or MuTS, check out the Facebook group ‘MuTS.’ ‘The songs are pretty, and it’s exciting watching the performers to see what they’re going to do,’ Schmidt said. ‘It’s fun for all ages.’