By. Jonas Hosmer ('17)
Every member of the cast was sharp, not missing a beat with their jokes and cues. The cast looked like a family, each complimenting each other's roles. The bond between everyone started from the moment they walked into the first rehearsal, “everyone bonded in the beginning because the cast went out to skyzone, always had lunch together, and held costum days during summer rehearsals” Assistant Director Sydney Smith explained. After the show I went backstage to congratulate the cast, and saw Smith dancing around in a cow costume making everyone laugh after their last show. The bond between members transferred right onto the stage. Each cast member had a unique attribute to their role that created the entertaining environment of the show.
Henry Feign provided the audience with comic relief as Alberich, the not so evil midget villain. Sienna McKnight was “Mrs. Steal Your Man” as Gutrune, the quirky cowgirl. Joe Martin played Siegfried, the country singing heartthrob of the show. Will Evans was Wotan, the powerful catalyst behind the story. Sarah DeLeonibus portrayed Brunnhilde, a strong heroine that refuses to let her family’s past control her future. Olivia Kazanjian plays Fricka, the wife of Wotan that makes everyone in the audience feel empowered. Finally Noelle Morgan plays Fricka, the sweet and innocent sister which you can’t help but smiling at.
Das Barbeque was beautifully done in all categories. As an audience member, you could see and almost felt apart of the cast's chemistry with each other. It made the show engaging and exciting. The sets that were created transported you into the middle of Texas, and all of the funky and high energy western country culture. The music made ranged in variety from Broadway to Texas swing, jazz, twangy country, and western styles. All of the songs helped compliment the environment and characters that were seen on stage. The story kept the audience members on the edge of their seats as the plot twisted and turned, all while making the room fill with constant laughter. Simply put, Das Barbeque was absolutely brilliant.