In March Maine Public Radio aired a five-minute feature with recordings of the student ensemble’s singing woven through Mastro’s commentary. A day earlier Portland’s NBC affiliate featured a longer interview with Mastro on its TV magazine show, 207. Mastro came to Colby in the glow of having provided original music and musical direction in the wildly successful Our Town production currently running off-Broadway. His roots are in Chicago theater, having worked with Second City, the Goodman Theater, and The Neo-Futurists.His Next! program was an amalgamation of provocative musical theater material from shows including Working, Annie, Hair, and South Pacific, with students playing themselves putting on a revue. “I’m interested in musical theater as an instrument for social change,” he said on MPBN’s Maine Things Considered. “I’m interested in shows that give you a sense of what’s possible in the world, and not necessarily just shows that show you pretty dancers and that have happy endings.