SPC Theater Announces Summer Musical

Close up of piano keys

The time has come to announce the 2021 summer musical! After MUCH thought, we are proud to announce that the St. Petersburg College Theater department will be doing the musical revue The World Goes Round, based on the music of Kander and Ebb, this summer. The show will be directed by myself, Scott Cooper, with musical direction by Latoya McCormick and choreography by Lyla Menkhaus.

John Kander, a composer, and Fred Ebb, a lyricist, are well known for their musicals, including Cabaret and Chicago, and also for the material they wrote for artists such as Frank Sinatra and Liza Minelli. At this point in time, I think a musical will be a good way to help us remember what fun theater can be, and to help everyone escape from reality for a while.

Filled with humor, romance, drama and nonstop melody, this title is a thrilling celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us all going. Five individuals find themselves careening through the world of love, babies and coffee. The nonstop hit-parade features unforgettable gems, including “Mr. Cellophane,” “Maybe This Time,” “Cabaret” and “New York, New York,” seamlessly interwoven into a passionate, harmonious, up-tempo evening of musical theatre.

Text reads The World Goes Round in the center of a circle of piano keys

This production is open to all local high school and college students between the ages of 16 and 24.

Interviews and Auditions

Students will be required to sign up for auditions and interviews – stay tuned for more information about that.

  • Tech Interviews: We will be interviewing for specific jobs this year. If you are interested, interviews will be held on Thursday, May 13 in the costume shop (ES103).
  • Auditions: On May 10 and 11, students who wish to audition will be asked to perform 16 bars of a Kander and Ebb song.
  • Rehearsals: Rehearsals begin on June 7. More details on that will follow later, but we will still have tech in the mornings and rehearsals 12-4 p.m.
  • Performances: The show will run from July 9-11.

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