This Fall, the Carroll University Theatre Program and Carroll Players, under the Direction of Professor Jennifer Dobby, will premiere a multimedia musical experience, ROMEO + JULIET (A COVER). Pop-rock meets Shakespeare in the timeless tale of star-crossed lovers caught between their feuding families.
Join us for this world premiere, featuring a powerhouse cast of 30+ students and alumni, performing with a live band. Including cover songs by Billie Eilish, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Blue October and more—it’s Shakespeare as you’ve never seen before!
The production will live stream to the public on October 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., with a live viewing option available to Carroll students, faculty and staff in Shattuck Auditorium on October 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Whether you attend live in Shattuck or virtually from your home, all audiences will see a combination of prerecorded music videos and live performances that will be happening in the Otteson Theatre - everything you hear (both music and singing) will be performed LIVE by actors and musicians in the Otteson Theatre!
Since ROMEO+JULIET (A COVER) was postponed last spring, many COVID-19 adjustments have been made to keep both actors and audiences safe throughout our production process.
Our cast and crew have followed guidelines from the CDC, Carroll University, and from the University of Colorado's Performing Arts Aerosol Study to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since last semester, our cast size has been reduced from 35 to 20, each person’s temperature continues to be taken every day at the start of rehearsal, and HEPA filters are running constantly in the house and backstage. Masks and gloves continue to be worn, appropriate social distancing has been implemented and respected, and singing and dancing rehearsals take place outside as much as possible. Stage Management also continues to sanitize all props before and after use, sanitizing stations will be prevalent backstage, and mics will not be shared by multiple actors. The production's largest musical numbers have been filmed in advance, helping to mitigate aerosol emission and allow for a true multi-media performance that includes both live and pre-recorded footage.