Razzle Dazzle

By Rebekah Alvarenga

As closing night strikes at the black box, we take a look behind the scenes of how DSA Theatre Troupe 5765 brought the musical Chicago to life. Life imitates art with Caleena Sterrett, a senior in her first lead role as Roxy Hart. As Caleena reflects on her time at DSA theatre, we take a look at those behind the spotlight like Director Kristen Winchester and faculty who have formed special bonds with their students. These multitalented students engage in singing, dance, acting, set design, lighting design, sound, orchestra, backstage management and are the backbone of this fall's musical.

A special thank you to Director Kristin Winchester, the cast, crew, and orchestra of Chicago, and the DSA faculty for welcoming me and allowing me to document their process. And a very special thank you to Caleena for allowing me to follow her school life this semester and share these beautiful moments with me.