Bruins Care 2015 was an amazing experience. As someone who is not a theater major, but who has grown up performing, I have been eager to pursue extracurricular theater here at UCLA ever since I arrived as a student.
A few good friends spoke highly of Act III Theater Ensemble, so I checked it out this year and auditioned for Bruins Care. Act III Theater Ensemble is a completely student produced, directed, designed, and cast theater company that is open to all students at UCLA. Every year, one of the shows that they produce is called Bruins Care. Bruins Care is a musical theater revue that draws from students from all grades to perform song and dance numbers from a variety of musicals. Admission for the show is donation-based, and all proceeds go towards Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS; an awesome New York-based organization dedicated to providing essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. This is a national organization that draws upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, of which UCLA students are proudly a part of!
So not only was I able to participate in an awesome theater production and meet some crazy talented students, but I was able to do so for an amazing cause. We were also able to perform in UCLA’s brand new Northwest Auditorium on the Hill in front of 300 people each night! I missed musical theater so much, and I’m so thankful that UCLA provides me with opportunities like this outside of the realm of academics.