On the Radar: Inertia: The Musical, USF's first-ever student-directed College of the Arts collaboration, makes its stage debut

the play, with its “democracy threatened by evil corporate powers” storyline, is being touted as Sgammato’s attempt to raise social awareness, encourage free thinking, and inspire people to resist the inertia of distractions that prevent them from being informed citizens and doing something greater than themselves.  April 15-18, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., USF Theater II, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, $5 students, $10 general admission, arts.usf.edu.

Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview upcoming arts events to mark your calendars for. If you go see Inertia: The Musical this weekend, you will, if nothing else, be a witness to an historical event. According to its author and composer, Chris Sgammato, the production marks a numbers of “firsts,” including first musical to make its world premiere at USF, the first student-directed mainstage production at USF, and the first collaborative effort between all five schools of the College of the Arts at USF, involving over 60 USF artists from the schools of Music, Theatre, Dance, Art, and Architecture.

Sgammato, a double major in Music Studies and Business Management, wrote, produced and directed the play for his Honor’s Thesis. As if that weren’t ambition enough,

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