The CWRU Footlighters is a group that is dedicated to bringing arts to the CWRU campus and giving students a creative outlet outside classes. To accomplish these goals, the club produces an entirely student-run and student-driven musical each semester. We have produced such big-name shows as Avenue Q, RENT, Sweeney Todd, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, as well as lesser-known musicals such as Evil Dead: The Musical, Merrily We Roll Along, and The Wild Party. Each and every one of these shows, regardless of name or scope is performed, directed, choreographed, built, and publicized by students. Over the years, we have gained a reputation both within Case Western Reserve and University Circle as a whole, and remain one of the most attended and prominent student groups on campus.
Amy Weaver
President
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Amy is a fourth-year who has yet to declare the correct major and minors. She has filled many different roles throughout her time in Footlighters including Sound Designer, Stage Manager, trumpeting player, and club Treasurer. Outside of Footlighters, Amy works at the Maltz Performing Arts Center and is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega.
You can contact her at: alw121@case.edu
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Mengyao “Alice” Li
Vice President
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Alice is a senior mechanical engineering major with minors in biomedical engineering and theater. She was the master carpenter for Heathers: The MusicaI and is looking forward to reprising that role in the upcoming fall show, Into the Woods. She has also been the props mistress for the Footlighters the past five shows and scenic designed for Players’ Theatre Group twice. In the rare moments when she’s not working on theater, she can be found tinkering around in think[box] or practicing with the kung fu club.
You can contact her at: mxl624@case.edu
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Taylor Smith
Secretary
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Taylor is a junior majoring in Computer Science and International Studies. She has worked on the past four Footlighters shows and most recently choreographed Legally Blonde. In her free time she enjoys dancing, geocaching, and traveling to as many different places as possible.
You can contact her at: tps45@case.edu
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Richard Pannullo
Treasurer
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Richard is a sophomore majoring in Theater. He has performed in the last two Footlighters productions, playing Kurt in Heathers: The Musical and Emmett in Legally Blonde: The Musical. This is his second semester as Treasurer for the CWRU Footlighters. Outside of Footlighters, he is a programmer at WRUW FM 91.1. His favorite musical is probably one he hasn’t seen yet, but will get to eventually.
You can contact him at: rap157@case.edu
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Aaron Magid
Publicity Manager
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Aaron thinks he is a Senior Computer Science major, but he’s been wrong before. Excluding his recent co-op on the other side of the planet, Aaron has performed in every Footlighters show since he came to CWRU, most recently in Little Shop of Horrors as the voice of Audrey II. In his spare time *lol* he enjoys sleeping and hanging out with his big sister, who isn’t allowed to graduate because that will suck. If you’re interested in getting involved with Footlighters or in joining the ranks of our fabulous PR Committee, contact him anytime over email or facebook! And don’t forget to like our Facebook Page!!!
You can contact him at: ahm64@case.edu.
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Giuliana Conte
Show Director
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Giuliana is a sophomore at Case Western majoring in computer science with minors in theatre and business management. She is incredibly excited to be directing the Footlighers production of Into the Woods after working on run crew for Heathers: the Musical. In her free time, she can be found…well, let’s be real, she’s probably just doing other theatre stuff.
You can contact her at gdc24@case.edu
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