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TAMUSA Theatre Club to host inaugural event

TAMUSA Theatre Club to host inaugural event - The Mesquite Online News - Texas A&M University-San Antonio

The Texas A&M University-San Antonio Theatre Club will premiere with 'The Jaguar Cabaret' on Nov. 19, 2021. The novelty show will begin at 6:30pm in the university auditorium. Admission to the show is free and open to all students, staff, and community members. Photo courtesy of TAMUSA Theatre Club.

The TAMUSA Theatre Club is hosting its inaugural cabaret event 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Auditorium

The show will feature short-form performances spanning genres and themes. The event is free and open to the public. Those planning to attend are encouraged to RSVP to the event on JagSync, but it won’t be required for entry.

The club is hoping the event will show off what the club is all about and attract people to join.

“It’s open to anybody, even if they don’t have experience,” said Miguel Salaiz, vice president of the club.

Salaiz added he wants the club to feel like a family, a place where people can be themselves in a safe space.

The club is still adding acts to the show, and Salaiz said anyone interested in participating is welcome to join. 

Salaiz encouraged potential members to join the organization on its JagSync page, attend one of the weekly meetings or email him at msala062@jaguar.tamu.edu for more information.

Meetings are 1-4 p.m. every Friday in the auditorium. The meetings will be split up into three parts: an acting portion 1-2 p.m., a business meeting 2-3 p.m. and a tech rehearsal 3-4 p.m. 

The Theatre Club was founded in 2020 but had progress delayed due to the pandemic. Now, in 2021, members are getting the chance to put on their first show for the public. 

Being a new organization putting on its first show isn’t easy though.

“Getting our name out there right now is our biggest challenge,” Salaiz said. “Once we have a bunch of people, it’s going to be so much easier to put a show together.”

The club has around 30 members, he said.

Salaiz said the club would like to put on one or two big shows per semester, with smaller ones being held more regularly.

For more information, visit JagSync or email Theatre Club Vice President Miguel Salaiz at msala062@jaguar.tamu.edu.

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Graham Hotard
Graham Hotard is a communication junior at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. He transferred after receiving an associate degree from San Antonio College and is a full-time student. He is an avid fan of all things science fiction and fantasy. In his free time he loves to listen to audio books, play video games, watch football and spend time with his dog Luna. He plans to pursue a career in writing after graduating.

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