It’s Time For Dimond Night Live

It’s that time of year again, time for Dimond Night Live. Dimond Night Live, a funny play held at the end of each year at Dimond, premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21. A second performance will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Savana Hartley, a sophomore, was interviewed about DNL. This is her first year doing DNL. Hartley said she wanted to be in DNL because “it is different than any other drama. It is funny and you get to make new friends.” This is Kristi Lauwer’s third year in DNL. “My freshman year I just guest starred in it, so I have really only tried out for DNL two years. I like DNL because it is very fun and I like meeting new people. We get to write our own skits and do anything pretty much, so it’s fun.” Lauwers said DNL is so popular “because it’s really funny and it has inside jokes that only Dimond would understand.” Carrie Smith, the registrar at Dimond, has a big part in the making of DNL. She gets everything organized so the final show is excellent. DNL has been going on for seven years now and each year has been very successful. “How DNL got started was a long time ago, they always had an end of the year play. Then, when the new building opened, Ms.[Laurel] Stutzer wanted something different, so she started Dimond Night Live,” Smith said. Taylor Allen, a sophomore, decided to audition for DNL “because it seemed like a fun way to know new people plus I wanted to last year but was too lazy to try out. I really like DNL because it is really awesome. This is my first year in DNL and I am planning on making a lot of new friends.” This is Senior Erica Dye’s third year in DNL. “I decided to audition for DNL because it looked like a lot of fun,” she said. “I used to dance and I like being on stage so I thought I would give it a try. I really like DNL because you get to meet a lot of new people, hang out with friends and have fun acting and dancing. I am really going to miss DNL next year.” Katrina Keese, also a senior, started DNL her sophomore year. “I wish I had auditioned my freshman year but oh well. I auditioned for DNL because my freshman year I was oblivious to it all and had no idea what it was until I went to the show and absolutely loved it. It was so funny and the guy I thought was cute was in it so that helped,” Keese said. “As a sophomore, it was my first year in DNL and one reason I loved it was because I got to hang out with all the fun cool older juniors and seniors that I would not normally talk to. I like that we take real life scenarios and bring a fresh new Dimond twist on it.” Keese made a lot of new friends in DNL. “I already knew who everyone was, but DNL gave me an excuse to talk and get to know those certain individuals that are super fun to hang out with,” she said. “My favorite part of DNL is the performance, the goofy rehearsals and the cast party. The cast party is going to be epic this year considering I am a senior and it is the last one I will ever have.” Ashlyn Dye has done DNL for two years now and she has had a blast. Both her brother and sister had done it, so she wanted to give it a try. “I like DNL because it is very fun. I like making people laugh, you get to meet new people and it is so funny to watch when it is not your turn on stage. I like how you make a lot of new friends during DNL,” she said. Brittany Youngberg, a senior, said, “I will definitely miss it. It is a great experience and I recommend it to everyone.” Youngberg has done DNL her junior and senior year. “I auditioned for DNL because I did it last year and it was super fun. And I was trying something new. I also love making new friends, and this is a great way to do that,” she said.