Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 Performances


ABD Presents: Amanda Casale and Jessica DePalo - Singing a selection of musical theater solos and cabarets!

Amanda Casale is SO happy to be back on the MIT campus in support of Artists Beyond the Desk! 

Amanda works for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and has a background in chemical engineering and mathematics, working for MIT by day and dabbling in all things CrossFit and music by night.  Though the pandemic and becoming a mom put things on pause the last few years, Amanda was an active musical theatre actress throughout the New England area between 2009 and 2019.  Her favorite roles include Louise in “Gypsy”, Jo in “Little Women”, Elle in “Legally Blonde”, and Woman 1 in “Songs for a New World”.  Now that her toddler has stolen her heart and the spotlight, she has focused more on taking the stage in various concerts and showcases.  Thank you to MIT ABD for giving her a reason to sing again today!

Jessica DePalo is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Regis College with a planned graduation date of August 2024.  Onstage, some of her favorite roles include Roxie Hart (“Chicago”, Vokes Players), Jo March (“Little Women”, MMAS), Lumiere (“Beauty and the Beast”, Riverside Theatre Works), Catherine (“Proof”, Washington Street Players), Extraordinary Girl (“American Idiot”, The Company Theatre) and Esther Smith (“Meet Me in St Louis”, Weston Friendly Society).  She is excited to join another performance of the MIT Artists Beyond the Desk series!

Date and time: December 18th, 2023 - starts at 12:00 noon

Venue: Killian Hall


The ABD Presents:

special winter 2024 performance by:


Ray Jackendoff

Lois Shapiro


Gillian Rogell


February 12th, 2024

starts at 12:00 noon 


Venue: Killian Hall


Date and time: February 12th, 2024 - starts at 12:00 noon 

Venue: Killian Hall


ABD Presents:  Ray Jackendoff, Lois Shapiro and Gillian Rogell LIVE at Killian Hall!