Liz Stone Shines On Stage


Photo courtesy of Liz Stone

Sophomore Liz Stone performs at a summer camp at Live Arts.

Eva Fulmer, Staff Reporter

Sophomore Liz Stone has always been invested in music and performing.

“I started taking voice lessons in fourth grade,” she said. Now she is in Patriot Singers, the women’s acapella group No Fella, and is heavily involved in costuming as well as acting for the theater department. 

Patriot Singers and No Fella are both choirs that you have to pass an audition to get into.

“I was nervous to audition for No Fella because it was live and in front of upperclassmen,” Stone said. “I wasn’t as nervous for Patriot Singers because it was filmed and I was able to practice a lot.” She also auditioned for No Fella as a freshman, which isn’t all that common. 

“That year not enough people were in the group so they opened it up to freshmen.” No Fella is an advanced acapella group with just 16 members, making getting in a competitive process. Once you get in, you don’t have to re-audition, and Stone plans to stay in until she graduates. She also plans to continue pursuing music in college. 

“I’m not sure if I’m going to major in it, but I think I will do it as a hobby.” Music and theater have been playing an important role in her life for years. 

Liz Stone performs in ensemble for the fall play, “Tuck Everlasting.” (Photo Courtesy of Liz Stone )

“I had a friend in elementary school who was into theater and I was like ‘that’s cool,’” she said. Just recently she was involved in costuming for the play The Comedy of Errors, which she took an important leadership role in. 

“First we talk to the director about what his ideas for what the costumes should look like are, and we pull things that might work for the show that we are doing,” Stone said. 

For The Comedy of Errors, the director wanted ‘50s and ‘60s era costumes with bright colors. 

“Getting all the actors measured was the hardest part,” she said. Being in charge of getting everyone costumed had its challenges, such as matching the costumes to the set.

“After the set was built, I realized the costumes didn’t match the set all that well,” she said. “But the costumes and the set were being made at the same time so It wasn’t really anyone’s fault.”

In the end, she says that she thinks she fulfilled the director’s initial vision well.

Throughout the years she has been in school, her time involved in theater and performing has been successful. 

“The most enjoyable thing is when you sing a song all the way through and it sounds good and you finish it and you’re like ‘I love that,’” she said.