Ellie Goldenberg: Musical Theatre at the University of Miami

 

 
Ellie Goldenberg
Major: Musical Theatre

 What’s the best part of being a Theatre Arts major?

The perks of being a musical theatre major are learning from professors who care so deeply and never dreading class because I love what I do. Above all, I get to perform daily. Within my major, performance is both a requirement and a guarantee. Every semester, I have been given the opportunity to grow as an actor and performer outside of classes in a wide range of university productions. My peers and I get to play and rehearse and refine, guided by our faculty. Then we get to give the final product to the audience. That’s the best part.

What accomplishments or activities while at the UM College of Arts & Sciences are you most proud of?

Performing alongside Broadway’s Jeff Kready in Tom Jones’ The Game of Love, which was made possible by the Myrna and Sheldon Palley New Musical Theatre Initiative. This opportunity was presented to the cast with very little notice, which only made the experience more exciting and more challenging. The cast, consisting of musical theatre students as well as professional actors, put on this staged reading with less than 24 hours of rehearsal.

 

What is your main UM extracurricular activity – why is it important to you?

When I’m not in production, involvement in Emet Israel and UChabad. My heritage is very important to me and I love connecting with other students who feel the same way.

 

If you were to offer advice to a future ‘Cane, what would you say?

Take disappointments or failures with a grain of salt. It may seem like the most critical or devastating thing at the time, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s only a blip. Learn from it and move on.

 

 

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May 16, 2017