Since 1978, GW Law School students have flocked to a unique event – not to graduation or to a speech by a prominent lawyer, but to the Law Revue, a show that continues to tear aspiring attorneys away from their books for a night of comedy and music.
Band Director Davin Seamon, a third-year law student, said the “Law Revue” is like a Saturday Night Live performance and musical. While auditions for the cast are over, the show’s band still is looking for a drummer.
Although Seamon said he knows what skits will be performed, he said the material will remain top secret.
“We really try not to say what skits we’re doing,” he said. “If we talk about what’s going to be in the show, law students will think they know what all the jokes are going to be and then not go.”
Seamon, who has been involved in the show since his first year of law school, said musical parodies have included an adaptation of Annie‘s “It’s a hard knock life” to “It’s a law school life.”
Seamon said the show always has been extremely popular with law school students.
“There are about 1,200 law students and in the past couple years we have sold about 800 tickets each year,” he said.
On Feb. 25, the Law Revue XXI Band will plug in and rock out at a local bar before the show in an effort to raise money for the production. Seamon, who plays keyboard and sings, said people have told him they thought the music at the Law Revue show was from a CD.
“I think we’ll be doing stuff like the Allman Brothers and Black Crowes,” Seamon said.
The revue is March 6 at 8 p.m. in Lisner Auditorium.