Lights, Cameras, Action: Xavier’s First Ever Talent Show!

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Caelan Fraschetti

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May 15, 2019
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Lights, Cameras, Action: Xavier’s First Ever Talent Show!

From left to right, Alex Braunschweiger, Chase Carroll, Mariana Robles, Evelyn Thurman, and Jazmin Franco. Photo credits Justin McWay.

From left to right, Alex Braunschweiger, Chase Carroll, Mariana Robles, Evelyn Thurman, and Jazmin Franco. Photo credits Justin McWay.

From left to right, Alex Braunschweiger, Chase Carroll, Mariana Robles, Evelyn Thurman, and Jazmin Franco. Photo credits Justin McWay.

From left to right, Alex Braunschweiger, Chase Carroll, Mariana Robles, Evelyn Thurman, and Jazmin Franco. Photo credits Justin McWay.

This year, Xavier hosted its first ever talent show alongside Shookfoil, which took place on March 22nd. This is an exciting new endeavor, as it offers students another outlet to express their creativity and passion to the Xavier community!

Chase Carroll, RenWeb photo.

One of the performers on this momentous occasion was sophomore Chase Carroll. Carroll, who has been singing since he was four years old, also plans to pursue musical theatre as a career! He performed “Freeze Your Brain” from Heathers: the Musical, which he said, “tells the sad life of a psychopath who has an odd twisted sense of humor.” Chase is not the only student with the prospect of a career in musical theater on the horizon, and the more opportunities we have for these students, the better. When asked if he would perform again next year, Carroll responded by saying “I would sing another song from a musical or possibly a pop song. Maybe I could sing it with another person, time will tell.” There are not yet plans to make the talent show an annual event, but the student body is already prepared with new ideas!

Naked Noah performing at the talent show.

Another performer at the show was not just one person, but a whole band. Sophomore Mariana Robles is a member of the band, Naked Noah. Other members include lead singer/songwriter Evelyn Thurman and guitarist Ernesto Espinoza. Thurman had the idea of auditioning, as they “all love music and want others to see what we are capable of doing.” Not only were they full of enthusiasm and passion, but they performed an original song! Robles stated that “we chose to perform an original song because it allows us, as artists, to have creative freedom, and that’s what we’re about. We want to spread a message using creativity and honesty.” This original song, titled “Pretty Girls”, was based on the idea of stereotypical girls and cliques. Just like what the visual arts offer, for many, music is their primary outlet for creativity and self-expression. One of the more affecting parts of Robles’ statement was that Naked Noah wants to spread a message. This music is not simply about having fun. It tells a story and can make a difference in someone’s life.

Due to her experience in front of an audience through Mock Trial and Drama, Robles was not worried or concerned about her band’s first live performance. She even said that she “would definitely want to perform with my band at another talent show. We love playing for students and other audiences.”

Hosts of the Talent Show: Val Cardamuro and Alex Braunschweiger.

The Talent Show was another in a long line of programs offered by Xavier which allow students an outlet for self-expression and is definitely a welcome event. The Talent Show gave musically inclined students, and those with other unique talents that may not fall within the realm of poetry for Xavier’s ShookFoil evenings, an event just for them. Unfortunately, despite its advertisements with flyers and announcements, it seems many still did not know Xavier had a talent show. Hopefully next year, an even greater interest can be generated in the community, and Xavier’s talent show will become the mainstay event it has the potential to be!

 

 

Works Cited

 

Robles, Mariana. Personal interview. 27 March 2019.

Carroll, Chase. Personal interview. 26 March 2019.

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