Even though College Night began in 1919, this is the earliest version of a “production book” that we have in the archives. Until 1960 the “books” take the form of organizational folders that hold all of the loose scripts and reciepts from both sides. When reading the scripts, the language and material is very telling of the times; there is some content that would be very offensive if seen on a stage today, but was considered normal in the 1930’s. For instance, if you look through the scripts, you will find radically stereotyped racial representations, as well as many instances of segregation. It is interesting to note that Alabama College was an all-girls school at the time, so the musicals were very much a reverse-Shakespeare situation in that females played both genders.
This year, Gold Side won!