Seniors celebrate their love of performing and four years at Bullis
Seniors Sarah DeLeonibus and Lee Jarmon produced a senior cabaret showcase for an evening in February to celebrate their hard work in the Visual and Performing Arts capstone as well as the talent of other seniors.
"We chose to do a cabaret so we could showcase songs and monologues that we had prepared in the fall for college auditions," explained Sarah. The cabaret format also gave them some freedom "to have some more playful songs, especially ones we could sing together."
The show also became an opportunity for the seniors to enjoy one 'last hurrah' together as a class, to perform and showcase. "We wanted everyone to show off the talents that we have gained in the last four years here at Bullis," Sarah said, "and in the process we developed a repertoire, which is an important thing to have as a developing actor, and we also learned how to prepare songs, monologues and scenes better and faster."
Performing along with Sarah and Lee were classmates Julia Lowenthal, Joy Stewart and Henry Feigen.
Sarah plans to study theater and English, and possibly history as well. "In terms of music and theater," she says, "Bullis has given me everything. [Theater Teacher] Mr. Johnson is directly responsible for any talent or skill that I have. He is by the far the best teacher and best director I've ever had. When I graduate I will miss all my friends, upper and lower classmen, but I will especially miss Mr. Johnson, I hope to be able to work with him in the future in a profession theater.
"Bullis has also made me more versatile in theater. I used to only act, but now I enjoy musical theater, have directed and also done tech, all experiences I'm definitely thankful for because it is important to have as many skills as possible when entering the world of professional theater."