Alumnae Stacey Gaskin ’14 and Brandon Graves ’15 are gearing up for a busy and emotional July with GLOW Lyric Theatre. GLOW is South Carolina’s only professional opera, operetta and musical theatre company. Stacey (BA in Theatre) and Brandon (M.M. Music Education) are Artists-in-Residence with GLOW for their 2016 summer festival season.
“Stacey and Brandon obviously received a great arts education at Converse,” says Jenna Tamisea, GLOW’s Artistic Director.
Each July, GLOW presents two productions with a focus on social justice issues. This summer GLOW’s season aims to spark conversation on the challenges immigrants and refugees face in South Carolina. The season opens with Gounod’s deeply romantic opera, Romeo et Juliette, followed immediately by the fiery musical West Side Story. Both shows will be presented at Furman’s McAlister Auditorium, and will run for one weekend only from July 27-31.
Stacey and Brandon both have a long history with GLOW. In GLOW’s 2011 production of The Mikado, Stacey started as a wardrobe assistant and Brandon sang in the chorus. Since then, Brandon has made the leap to administration, serving as GLOW’s Company Manager for the third year in a row. Stacey will take on the role of Wig and Make-up designer for both Romeo et Juliette and West Side Story.
“Stacey and Brandon obviously received a great arts education at Converse,” says Jenna Tamisea, GLOW’s Artistic Director. “We’re so excited to offer them this professional opportunity!”
Be sure to support Stacy and Brandon and their dedicated work by coming to the GLOW 2016 Season this July!
- July 27: Romeo et Juliette 8pm
- July 29: West Side Story 8pm
- July 30: West Side Story 2m & 8pm
- July 31: Romeo et Juliette 2pm