Tuesday, January 19, 2010

It's Revue Week!

It's time once again for...THE KEENAN REVUE! Since 1976, the Keenan Knights have been making fun of Notre Dame, college life and American pop culture. This year, the theme of the show is RevUe.S.A. vs. RevUe.S.S.R: A Cold War Revue. The Revue highlights the musical and comedic talents of Keenan's residents and is widely considered one of the most popular dorm events on campus. This year, the free tickets "sold out" in under 12 minutes. I think it's safe to say, it is THE most popular dorm event.

Without question, Revue Week is the best time of the year for us Keenan Knights. The fun starts the weekend prior to the Revue with skit tryouts and callbacks. On Sunday evening, the Revue staff meets to decide which skits make the cut. Then, it's right to work on Monday with the first rehearsal at St. Mary's O'Laughlin Auditorium. On Tuesday and Wednesday, we continue to polish things up, before the big premiere on Thursday. The show starts at 7 p.m. in O'Laughlin, and it runs through Saturday night. Following Saturday's performance is the annual Revue Dance in NDH.

In the past, the Revue has been known to stir up controversy, and oftentimes Keenan is criticized for some of the jokes. The Revue is all in good fun. No one is meant to be offended or hurt by the skits, as they are simply meant to satire life and Notre Dame life in 2010. Revue Week brings out the best in Keenan, it brings the St. Mary's and Notre Dame communities together, and it consistently provides one of the most entertaining shows on campus each year.

This year's Revue covers a wide array of topics, from Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Clausen, to duLac and bad party themes. It's an absolute blast for all of those involved and it's one of the reasons I'm proud to call Keenan home.

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