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VSU presents music and dance showcase

 VSU’s Music and Dance Showcase will be held in the Sawyer Theatre of the Fine Arts Building today at 7:30 p.m.
“This is the 4th Annual Musical Theatre Showcase,” Christopher Bailey, Director of the Musical Theatre Showcase, said.

 “This is an opportunity for graduating seniors in the BFA program with an emphasis in Musical Theatre to showcase various styles, characters and genres in and outside of the musical theatre repertoire.

 A vast array of styles are represented in this showcase, and the goal of the show is to focus on the seniors’ strengths.”

 The Showcase is broken down into two sections: Musical Theatre and Southern Writers Readers.

 The spotlight will focus on graduating seniors as they give their last performance, and also highlight the talent of outstanding students.

 “This is the last show these seniors will be a part of before they enter the real audition world,” Bailey said.

 Some composers being featured in performances are Harold Arlen, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, The Rembrandts and new composers like Kerrigan & Lowdermilk.

 Those performing their works include Susanna Agnew, Jon Butts, Luke Newsome and Tim Olivar.

 Bailey hopes the audience will be entertained.

  “There are comic pieces, serious moments, duets, trios and a couple of four-member production numbers,” Bailey said.

 “The most rewarding part of this showcase has been working with these four seniors this year,” he said. “They are a joy as performers, young artists, and creative collaborators.”

 Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, $8 for children, non-VSU students and groups of 10 or more at a single performance and free for VSU students with identification.

 The Musical Theatre Showcase dates are today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

 The Southern Writers Showcase dates are Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.

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