Well, hello, my faithful readers! It has been a few weeks, hasn’t it? If you read Ryan’s post, then you probably already have an idea of what I am going to talk about: our upcoming operetta, “Die Fledermaus"! This will be my second opera to perform in at Bethel. My freshman year I was in “The Magic Flute,” which was a lot of fun, so I was excited to have another chance to be in an opera here. I was also in the musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” last year (we alternate between musical and opera each year). You may have noticed I wrote “operetta” instead of opera. I’m not an expert on this stuff, but from my understanding, operettas are always more comical than regular operas and also have more dialogue. This is definitely true of “Die Fledermaus"–we’ve been rehearsing for almost a month now, and we’re still laughing during rehearsals!
I’ve recently asked myself, “what sort of situation must I be in that allows me to forget birthdays, social engagements and how to be social???”
The answer: student teaching last semester of senior year
However– there are still wonderful campus activities and friends that allow me to excuse myself for some fun and relearning the art of being social.
Hello again my friends. We have, once again, spent far too much time apart. Yes, I know, I missed you too…however, we dare not dwell too much on the past as there is so much going on in the present. Can you guess where I am? Well I’ll save you the head-scratching and pondering and just come out with it; I am, as usual, in the Fine Arts Center at Opera practice.
The end of February and the beginning of March is conference tournament time for basketball. This year we ended the season 4th place in conference, hosting our first round game. In years past we have played the ‘play-in’ game because we were at the bottom of our conference and had to win that game to actually be in the tournament. So this year was exciting to be ranked high enough to host first round.
Well regular season has come to a close, and the KCAC tournament is on its way. Bethel men started the tournament off right with their play-in game against Tabor (our rivals) at Tabor College. The atmosphere was fierce, for the tournament play is very different from the regular season–it’s win or go home, and anyone who has the heart of the champion can win.
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