Alumni Stories


Cary Boyd Criss ’77

As a freshman, I performed in “The Streets of New York”, directed by the wonderful Sally Albrecht ’76. A song in the production called for me to swing out over the audience, singing “Tra la la…” Well, the swing began to drop, in stages, but I had to keep singing and smiling over people’s heads as my heart thumped madly (best acting performance ever). When I finally came back to the stage, the swing skidded on the floor with my legs stretched in front of me—any lower and it was a crash land. Some said the ghost of Annie Russell was afoot…

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