By Dartmouth - Tuck August 24, 2012 Leave a Comment

(I apologize, this post was supposed to go up in the end of May.  With the whirl of the end of the year, starting an internship, and losing my password, this got lost.  But, here it is.)
 
Follies was incredible.  Follies is a comedic review that at Tuck involves lots of singing, dancing, and making fun of ourselves.  I was in one number, “Guns Like Jaeger,” in which the words to “Moves Like Jagger” were replaced with lyrics about working out to be as strong as one of our amazing Assistant Deans, Sally Jaeger.  She’s fit.  And, even more amazingly, she learned the steps to our dance as well and surprised the audience by coming on stage half way through to join us in dancing!   
We spent weeks practicing our choreography.  Saturday we were on. 
A line of people waiting to get in started an hour and a half before doors opened.  It was incredible!  Raether was packed.  Tuckies gathered on the porch outside, in study rooms upstairs looking down through windows, and on the floor all around the chairs.  And yes, I’m biased, but the show was worth the wait. 
The show’s theme was exploring the species of “Tuckie”- like an animal planet show.  It was hilarious.  So much work went into creating, writing, choreographing, learning, and performing the hour and a half show, and most of it happened in the last month of school, during crunch time. 
Saturday night was one full of laughter for everyone.  Backstage, we actors and dancers had to be shushed a few times because we were laughing too hard.  Follies, though it was a time commitment, was a great experience.  I’d like to highlight the directors, Sandy and Brud, for all their hard work, in addition to my Guns team, especially Christina, our fearless choreographer, and our magnificent producer, Maca.  And, now, I’ve had the song, the Guns lyrics of course, stuck in my head for the past week.

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