Celebration Of The Arts Takes The Stage


Lynn University students and faculty showcase the arts for the community

By: Kaitlin Armstrong Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

Celebration of the Arts is returning to Lynn University this month with a high-energy show that showcases the different cultures that make up the university student body.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.on April 27 at the Wold Performing Arts Center

“Viewers can expect a high energy show,” associate professor and director of the show Carrie Simpson said. “We have a good mix of classical, musical theater and contemporary [theater] that people will love.”

Among the many parts that make up the event, show goers can expect to experience many components of the arts, such as singing, dancing, costumes, art pieces and more. They can also expect to see and experience many different sights, sounds and even tastes from different vendors around the Boca area.

The show however, would not be what it is without the students involved. Every year there is an influx of students that want to participate in this show as actors, singers and dancers. This year, Simpson has seen a large number of students audition to have a part in the event.

“A lot of people that came [to auditions] are seniors that want to have the chance to participate in the show before they graduate,” Simpson said. “Other students that join have seen the show and want to participate because they have heard about how fun the show is.”

An event that is anticipated by the Lynn community year-round, Celebration of the Arts takes months to plan and coordinate. While the Lynn community makes up a big part of the audience, there are also spectators from the surrounding areas that come to watch the show.

“The bulk of people are from Lynn, there are some outsiders that come and enjoy it too,” said Simpson. “The campus makes it alive with the great energy and cheering before and after every performance.”

Tickets, which are available now, are free for students, faculty, and alumni. General admission is $30. Celebration of the Arts is an opportunity for the community to see the talents of the Fighting Knights while enjoying a night filled with creativity and inspiration.