Oscar Nominations Anyone? AKAM Faculty and Staff show their dramatic gifts

07 December 2007

Faculty and staff dazzled students, parents, and friends of the Academy

Faculty and staff dazzled students, parents, and friends of the Academy Friday November 30th and again Saturday, December 1st in two outstanding performances of "Scrooged!" Michael Paller’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol". After just over a month’s preparation, and with a few modifications to the script and on-stage ad-libs, the team performed to a total of nearly 600 people over the course of the two nights, generating laughter and good fun as faculty and staff put aside their serious, professional sides and revealed their true talents as entertainers. Singing, dancing, and theatrical genius abounded under the Baobab tree and the amphitheatre resounded throughout campus with cheers and laughter. Organized by the Academy’s staff social committee, the show brought together the Academy’s community and helped to support some of its members in time of need. The two performances generated funds which will be used to help families of staff members with exceptional and unforeseen expenses.