Kyle McLaughlin '11 Has Starring Role in USC Musical
Posted March 12, 2012
Last February Kyle McLaughlin '11 wowed audiences at Delbarton's Abbey Players production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Exactly one year later he had a similar affect on the crowd when the USC freshman starred in the University's rock musical Spring Awakening. The show sold out just 36 hours after reservations opened, and had to meet some pretty big expectations. After all, the original Broadway production of Spring Awakening was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and won the Grammy for best musical show album.
According to the review in the Daily Trojan, "The Cardinal Theatre Productions’ version of the show doesn’t disappoint... Kyle McLaughlin plays Melchior Gabor, whose actions drive much of the play. A free-thinking intellectual struggling to survive in such a confined society, Melchior challenges the religious and political ideals of late-19th-century Germany and often finds himself punished for it. McLaughlin’s versatile voice captures the essence of the conflicted character."
Not too shabby for a college freshman. Congratulations to McLaughlin on landing such a plum part and executing it with style...and Go Wave Arts!