Make it Happen
Written by University of Wisconsin students
Directed by University of Wisconsin students
Each year Humorology has a theme that sets the pace for the year. This theme is the common thread that connects the six shows. The theme is also a motto of sorts, which the entire organization uses to set goals throughout the year. This year's theme is "Make It Happen."
The show consists of six original mini musical comedies that are performed over a series of three nights. Each twenty-minute show takes popular music and adapts it into an original story full of singing, dancing, and, of course, plenty of comedy. What makes Humorology so unique is that, aside from the music score, everything is created by the students. Each show is written, directed, choreographed, and performed by the students themselves. Even the sets and costumes are student-made, and when backed by a professional tech crew, Humorology has been equated to the caliber of an off-Broadway production.
Humorology is not just a show - it is also a competition. Rehearsals begin in early October and each cast prepares a nine-minute first half of their show with which they audition for the final show. Auditions take place in December and six casts are chosen to move on to the final show, which is held in April in the Memorial Union Theater. In preparation for the final show the remaining six casts lengthen their shows by 10 minutes to produce a 20-minute mini-musical comedy. The final night of the show awards are given to the shows that ranked First, Second and Third according to a panel of unbiased judges. Additional "Caption" awards are given for Best Musical Number, Best Use of Theme, Best Female Performer, Best Male Performer and Funniest Show among others.
Produced by UW Humorology at Wisconsin Union Theater/800 Langdon Street
Performances: April 7, 8, 9, 2005, at 7:30
Ticket Prices $15, $18, and $20
Call 262-2201 for reservations. For more information, visit http://www.uwhumorology.com