Nearly every day of the week, Shippensburg’s musically inclined students gather on the Luhrs Performing Arts Center stage to rehearse in a variety of ensembles. Students interested in music can choose to participate in groups including Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Percussion Ensemble.
I saw the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” with the Activities Program Board (APB) in February 2020. Stageagent.com summarized the show well, saying it “[T]ells the story of a young man with social anxiety disorder who so yearns to make a connection with his peers, that he fabricates a relationship with a deceased student to become closer to the boy’s family.”
The band, AJR released its latest single “Bummerland” on Aug. 31. With its catchy vocals, creative lyrics and an upbeat instrumental, the song gives listeners a sense of optimism during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
As a musical theater fan myself, I have been fortunate enough to see numerous shows on not only Broadway, but also England’s Broadway, The West End. While live theater is a wonderful experience, distance and price can sometimes make it difficult to see the show in person.