Earlier this summer, two former ZHS drama students and LSU freshmen, Brooke Cranford and Tony Collins performed in LSU Theatre Club’s musical production, Singo de Mayo: Past, Present, and Future at the LSU Union Theater in Baton Rouge. This is the 14th year the Club’s production of Singo de Mayo, a showcase of 26 musical theatre numbers from popular productions such as The Sound of Music, Hamilton, The Lion King, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, and A Very Potter Musical.
The production is student driven as students are responsible for casting, producing, and choreographing the entire show and featured solo, duet, and trio numbers, as well as group ensembles. About 30-40 students are involved with the production and Collins was one of four choreographers who helped bring the songs to life.
Both Cranford and Collins just completed their freshman year at LSU. Cranford is majoring in Mass Communications and plans on pursuing a career in public relations while continuing her love of performing and theatre. Collins is majoring in Sociology and wants to be an Admissions Counselor. He plans to pursue a career in performing and choreographing while attending graduate school for a Master’s Degree in Sociology. Both students are already looking forward to being an alumni of the production next year when the show celebrates its 15th year anniversary.