Do you depend upon the 10:30 p.m. shuttle to drive you between campus and the Performing Arts Center (PAC) or Visual Arts Center (VAC)? There has been talk about this shift being removed from the shuttle schedule due to low attendance. To show your support for the 10:30 p.m. shuttle, attend the S.O.S. YouTube Save Our Shuttle Cabaret hosted by the Student Theatre Activities Council (STAC) on Friday, September 26.
The Cabaret will start at 8:30 p.m. and end around 10:00 p.m., so that students will need to take the 10:30 p.m. shuttle back up to campus, proving that the shuttle is still needed.
Besides supporting the shuttle, the S.O.S. YouTube Cabaret also promises to be an entertaining experience. Students in the cabaret sing, dance, and perform monologues or scenes. The theme for this cabaret is “YouTube.”
“You can do your best Let It Go cover, or dramatic scene of Charlie Bit My finger,” said Matt Sartore, STAC treasurer.
“We want people to laugh out loud and react and even interact depending on the act. We want people to have fun and see what their fellow students are working on and what they can prepare without much notice and no direction,” said STAC president, Kelsey Riker. “These cabarets really show the strengths and creativity of performers here at SHU.”
Students who have rehearsals and performances depend greatly on the 10:30 shuttle to drive them back to campus. Many rehearsals for MainStage productions at the PAC end around 10p.m., and after students finish removing their costumes and packing up their belongings, they are ready to catch the 10:30 p.m. shuttle. Even students who aren’t attending formal rehearsals may still practice or attend study groups at the PAC at night, and depend on the shuttle to safely arrive back on campus.
“Depending on the show, we could be rehearsing every night until 10:00. When rehearsals are over at that time, those living on campus without a car either have to walk up the hill or wait for a later shuttle, which can dangerous or a waste of time, respectively,” said Riker.