While the past three years have been tumultuous for the group, with a different director and choreographer every year, this year marks the beginning of a new era, and part of that era includes choreographer Mike Weaver, an author and award-winning director/choreographer based in Chicago.
A graduate of Millikin University's School of Commercial Music
and Columbia College of Chicago's
School of Film and Media Arts, Weaver
collaborates with some of the country's most notable high school music departments to stage both concerts and musical productions.
Over the years, his
work has garnered awards for best directing, choreography, lighting, set, and show design.
Seniors and co-presidents, Sarah Willis and Jessica Stinson, couldn't say enough positive things about Weaver
and the upcoming show.
Stinson describes the dance moves as "complex and tied together in weird ways [she has] never seen before" but is quick to point out that Weaver taught the group "little things that will make the show worth watching.