The etymology of “Collage” suggests gluing together.
Appropriately, my original attempts to assemble our fall revue in a safe and distanced context resembled a toddler wielding a rubber cement brush still unsure of his dominant hand. This is where wise and skillful students and understanding colleagues came in to collaborate and accommodate. Thank you.
This evening we share art within constraints; we sing of shedding light, changing times, being found, shaking off the devil, dreaming impossible dreams, using mercy, knowing freedom, and becoming one.
Now more than ever, it’s crucial to understand that we are inextricably attached (even glued), and our hope is that these songs point us toward our connection; from that understanding, let’s create something beautiful.
Director of Videography
Mary Kate McDonald
Director and Music Direction (This is Me/You Will be Found)
Director and Choreographer (Shake it Out)
Music Arranger (Shake it Out)
Director and Music Direction (The Impossible Dream)
Video Recording 1
Video Recording 2
Video Recording 3
Video Recording 4
Video Recording 5
Lauren Kearns, Bill Webb, Jason McMerty, JP Mulligan, Julio Matos, Kamal Lado, David McGraw and the House Management Team
Audrey Jean Flowers
Elsa Oates Keefe
Mary Kate McDonald
Christine Wanda is a Senior Music Theatre major from Arlington, VA. She recently starred in Elon's winter musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, as the title character, Viveca Stanton. Other credits include: Ti Moune in Once On this Island, John Merrick in The Elephant Man, and the ensemble of American Idiot. She'd like to thank the entire Elon Performing Arts program for shaping her into the artist she is today. Thank you for a beautiful four years. Website: thechristinewanda.com
Sayo Oni is a sophomore at Elon University in the Musical Theatre BFA program. Some of his most recent productions are Beast Mode Champion, We Will Rock You, and Songs for a New World. Sayo would like to thank his mom, dad, sisters, niece, extended family, and friends for their unlimited support.
Meredith is a Senior Music Theatre and Arts Administration double major with a minor in Business Administration. She is a Seasonal Entertainment Cast Member at the Walt Disney World Resort. Favorite roles include Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, Hilary Kelly in Moment, and Helen in Carrie: The Musical. All the love to family and friends for their support.
Skyler Sajewski is a junior Music Theatre major with minors in Business Administration and Literature. Her Elon credits include #2 in The Wolves, and you would have seen her as Young Violet in Violet, had it not been cancelled due to COVID-19. She is very thankful for any performance opportunity in a time where the arts are so important.
is a proud member of MT '21 and can't believe it's her last collage! She is so grateful for all her amazing professors at Elon and can not thank them enough for their love and support. She will be playing the role of Queenie in The Wild Party for her senior capstone, so stay tuned for information on how to access the show! @stains21
Tristan is super excited to be here and to be a part of Elon performing arts.
Jacob is a first year at Elon University from Tampa, Florida, who is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits are Newsies (Jack Kelly), Pippin (Pippin), Disaster the Musical (Chad), I Love You Because (Austin). Jacob would like to say a special thank you to his family and friends who have supported his journey in the Arts. Check him out on Instagram @thejacobatkins_
Caroline Borio is a first-year BFA Music Theater major from Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania. She is so excited for the opportunity to perform alongside the incredibly talented members of Elon performing arts.
Zeth Dixon is a first year BFA Musical Theatre student at Elon University Recent/Favorite performance credits include Songs for a New World, The Drowsy Chaperone, Newsies, Chicago, and Hello Dolly! He would like to thank his family and friends for their unlimited support and dedicates his performance to them.
Audrey Jean Flowers
Audrey is a Senior Music Theater Major here at Elon University and can't believe she is graduating so soon! She is so thankful for the support of her family and teachers along the way!
Micah is a first year at Elon University from Cincinnati, Ohio, who is pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include, Newsies (Jack Kelly), Shrek (Donkey), Lachey Arts Showcase (Cast Member), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit). Micah would like to thank his family, friends, and professors for their constant support in everything he does. Micah hopes you enjoy the show! Be sure to check me out on Instagram @micah.andrew!
Jaelyn is a junior at Elon University from Mt. Laurel, NJ. She is pursuing a BFA in Music Theatre, BA in Arts Administration, and minor in Business Administration. Some of her recent credits include Heathers: The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Beast Mode Champion, and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. She thanks her family, friends, and teachers for their endless love and support. Instagram: jaelyn_alexander
Haile Ferrier is a Senior BFA Music Theatre Major and is so excited to be prioritizing her personal growth and preparation as a transitioning professional. She will be participating in The Growing Studio's Link Program/Intensive in January and looks forward to the doors the experience will open. She thanks her parents for their emotional (and financial) support as well as Professor Matos for all he has already brought to the music theatre program.
Travis Flynt, born and raised in Sun Valley Idaho, is so excited to be participating in his last ever Grand Night! Some of Travis's favorite credits include Ren McCormack in Footloose, Baby John in West Side Story, and Doctor in Matilda. Travis wants to thank the creative team and creators of these beautiful pieces for so magically transferring this performance to a virtual platform. Thank you to his mom, sister, and amazing friend group. @travis_flynt | travisflynt.com
Kali Clougherty is a proud member of MT22 and feels very blessed that we still get to continue on our tradition of Grand Night in the middle of a pandemic. Kali had the opportunity to direct "Beautiful City" and "A Musical" for Grand Night this year and is so excited to share with you the final products. She is looking forward to co-directing Junior Cabaret in April. Kali is featured in "Beautiful City", "A Musical," and "A Night to Remember."
Jaid is a first-year Music Theatre major with minors in Leadership Studies and Dance from Wyckoff, NJ. She graduated from the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts at Bergen County Academies, most recently seen in Legally Blonde (Brooke Wyndham), The Secret in the Wings (Mother/Singer/Swan), and Once Upon a Mattress (Lady Beatrice/Dance Ensemble). She performed in EAT’s New Works Series in A Love Story with Supernatural Roadblocks (Bri). She was also the choreographer for Bergen Sound A Capella. She’s so excited to be joining the Elon Music Theatre family!
Durham, NC native, Kayla Jacobs is currently a Junior at Elon University, and is working toward a B.F.A in Music Theatre and B.A. in Arts Administration. Her most recent credits include "Granny," in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, and "Somebody," in Branden Jacobs Jenkins' Everybody. Kayla feels blessed to have been a part of Grand Night 2021, and is inspired by the adaptability of the performing arts during these times!
Elsa Oates Keefe
Elsa Oates Keefe is a First Year at Elon University from Lowell, Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre. Recent credits include: Little Women (Jo March) Newsies (Katherine) The Who's Tommy (Sally Simpson) Peter and the Starcatcher (Molly Aster) She would like to thank her family for their constant support. Check her out on instagram @elsakeefe !
Hannah Kevitt is a first year Musical Theatre Major with a double major in Sociology. Some of Hannah’s favorite regional credits include: Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), A Chorus Line (Heritage Theatre Festival), The Wolves (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte), and South Pacific (Triad Stage). Hannah would like to thank her family, boyfriend, and best friend for their continued support. Hannah is so grateful for all of the opportunities that she’s received over the years and is beyond excited to be a part of the Elon Music Theatre Family!
Kamal Lado (they/them) is from St. Louis, MO, and a senior at Elon University. They were last seen on the university stage in We Will Rock You. Regionally, Kamal has performed at The Muny, Music Theatre Wichita, and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. Through performing in venues around the country, Kamal began to clearly see the disparities and injustices in a community they had long found solace in. Over the past 4 years, Kamal has developed a passion for advocacy work and activism specifically for Black and queer folx in the theatre. BLACK LIVES MATTER. kamallado.com
Weston is thrilled to be coming together with his music theatre peers to produce Grand Night during these turbulent times. Previous Elon credits include: Damn Yankees, Bent. Regional/professional credits include: Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins (The Prizery), And Then They Came for Me (Indiana Rep). Special thanks to Dan Callaway for facilitating this project with patience and grace!
Sara LiBrandi is a first year Musical Theatre major from Dayton, Ohio. Some of her favorite shows she has been a part of include Hello Dolly, Songs for a New World, Mamma Mia, and Steel Magnolias. She is so grateful to be a part of the Elon performing arts family! And she is so appreciative of her family, friends, and mentors who have gotten her here.
Hannah is a current Junior in the Musical Theatre department as well as a Arts Administration major. She enjoys working on Elon's sketch comedy show "Elon Tonight", helping with various on-campus cabarets, and of course talking to her puppy and parents over FaceTime.
Zion Middleton is a Junior Music Theatre Major from Mcdonough, Ga. Outside of his passion and love for performing, he enjoys working at the Boys and Gir’s Club, advocating for racial justice, and mentoring and educating the young black artist of the future. Previous Elon credits include: Fortinbras (Hamlet) and John Merrick U/S (The Elephant Man). Other credits include: Aldolpho (The Drowsy Chaperone), Agwe (Once on this Island) and Othello (Othello).
Mallorie is a first year Music Theatre major in the Honors Fellows program with a double major in Applied Mathematics. Some of her favorite roles have been Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Marianne in Constellations, Nora Morton in Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Beth in Little Women. She is so incredibly excited and thankful to be a part of the Elon musical theatre family and hopes you enjoy the show!
Sujaya Sunkara is a sophomore BFA Music Theatre major from Cincinnati, OH. She’s loving her time at Elon so far and is excited for everything else that’s to come! Some of her credits include Rosemary Pilkington in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Velma Kelly in Chicago.
Candace Rhodes is a first-year Music Theatre student at Elon University. She has been in many productions such as Hairspray, Once on this Island, Working The Musical, Student Body, and Grand Hotel. Candace loves performing for her community and is blessed to be a part of Bubbly. She would like to thank her family and friends for endless love and support.
Taylor Ann Mitchell is a sophomore Music Theatre major at Elon University with a minor in Business Administration. She is thrilled to be learning and growing with such amazing people here at Elon. Taylor, originally from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has always had a love for the arts, and has been singing and performing her entire life. Some of her credits include Mary U/S in Beast Mode Champion and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She would like to thank her family and friends for their endless support, as well as her incredible teachers.
Tyler Okunski is a BFA Music Theatre Major from San Francisco, California. Professional credits include Peter and the Starcatcher at the Tabard Theatre. Past credits at Elon include Violet, Bent, and The Elephant Man. Special thanks to his friends and family for all their love and support!
John is a junior at Elon University from Port Orange, FL. While majoring in Music Theatre, he also minors in Sociology and Dance. Professional highlights include: The Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Young Bernadette), and Hair (Margaret Mead) at the Forestburgh Playhouse. Selected Elon credits: We Will Rock You (Galileo), Damn Yankees (Rocky), Cabaret (Dance Captain/Swing), and Sweeney Todd (Ensemble). John would like to thank his family, his friends, and his professors for their constant support. Check me out on Instagram @izamwhoiam or visit www.johnzamborsky.com!
Cullen is a proud member of MT 22! Geaux Phoenix!
Giselle is a sophomore Music Theatre major here at Elon. She is more than happy to be here and to be able to grow alongside such amazing people! Giselle is thankful for her family and friends and their constant support. While singing you can find either painting, taking pictures of random clouds, obsessing over flowers, writing, or just enjoying life. Her daily mantra is “born to bloom”: a message that constantly reminds her that she has a wonderful purpose and should always strive to be growing into a better version of herself.
Camille Fundingsland is a first year BFA Musical Theatre Major all the way from San Diego, California. Recent credits include Little Women (Beth), Xanadu (Kira), and Newsies (Katherine). Special thanks to Mom, Dad, her little sis Audrey, and her mentor Stephie for all the support! Instagram: @camille_nf
Mary Kate McDonald
Mary Kate McDonald, an ecstatic first-year MT, cannot wait to share her first Grand Night with you! Participating in educational and regional theatre, some of MK’s favorite credits include Dorothy in Wizard of Oz, Christine in Yeston’s Phantom, and Patrice in 13: The Musical. Thank you, Mom, Dad, MT 24, and Dr. Polly!