HPU Student Stars In High Point Theatre Production Of 'The Producers'

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 3, 2009 – High Point University student Jennifer Arnold, from Charleston, W.Va., will soon be in the spotlight, thanks to a big role she’ll play in “The Producers,” a production by the High Point Community Theatre.
Arnold, a sophomore majoring in performance theatre and pre-med, will play the role of Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yansen Tallen Hallen Svaden Swanson in the production. Ulla, a character originally introduced by Mel Brooks in his 1968 film, is a Swedish bombshell who auditions for producers Max Bialystock and Leopold Bloom with her song, “When You Got It, Flaunt It.” They hire Ulla to be their secretary and receptionist.
Arnold has most recently held roles as Rosamund in HPU’s “The Robber Bridegroom” and played Sandy in the Charleston Light Opera Guild’s production of “Grease.”
“The Producers” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 5, at 8 p.m. on March 6 and 7, and at 2 p.m. on March 8. All shows will be held at the High Point Theatre, located at 220 East Commerce St. Tickets are available at the High Point Theatre Box Office at 336-887-3001 or visit http://www.highpointtheatre.com/. The box office is open Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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