I attended tonight, for the first time in my four years at Webster, the senior follies night presented by Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts seniors. In this year’s class are three of my current students, and another who studied with me previously.
I’ve been keenly aware of the impending departures, but I was moved tonight, quite unexpectedly, at the little ritual they all offered at the end, symbolically leaving the room one by one, and leaving part of them behind for the greater good of all who are yet to come.
Wednesday finds the last of the senior juries. Friday is honors convocation. And Saturday is Commencement.
Here are two shots from this evening, of my two musical theatre seniors: