Alumni Collaborate on Musical Parody
Ben Carter (B.A. theatre and dance, ‘20) has written and directed a virtual musical parody that features numerous UC Davis and undergraduate students on and off screen. With music by Nate Challis (B.A., theatre and dance, ‘20), the collaborative project, A Marvelous Parody, spoofs superhero genre films.
The musical’s large ensemble includes Carter and Challis along with alumni performers Tristan Atkinson, Jordan Brownlee, Andre Codner, Talia Friedenberg, Charlie Lavaroni, Shannon McCoy and Tyler Justin Pruyn. The cast also feature undergraduate actors Sophie Brubaker, Katie Hall, Erolina Kamburova, Cortha McNair, Kyle Nagasawa, Hailey Peterson, V’Santi Tobey and Chloe Wasil.
Behind the scenes, the alumni includes scenic design by Noah VanderVeer-Harris, props by Annie Houston and stage manager Corinne Balmain.
Here is a preview of A Marvelous Parody.