HPU to Host 'From Cabaret to Stage'

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 7, 2010– High Point University will host “From Cabaret to Stage” at 7:30 p.m. on April 21 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public.

Co-directed by Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of music at HPU, and Marcia Dills, accompanist, the event features HPU Music and Theatre majors, along with a chamber ensemble, performing a semi-staged production of excerpts from the award-winning musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

The performance will include longtime Cabaret veteran Steve McHugh. The production is supported by a number of students who will work sound and lights, as well as Cabaret regular, Cody Russell, a junior at HPU, who will serve in multiple ways — co-stage director, stage manager and singer/actor.

Singers involved in the performance will interact between and among the characters, who will all be dressed according to their part — not in typical formal concert dress. Also, Schlimmer says the singers will be on stage with the chamber orchestra, making for a truly unique experience.

Tickets are available for students, faculty, staff and the general public by contacting the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center Box Office at 336-841-4673. Students receive one complimentary ticket by showing their valid HPU Passport.

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 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 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.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley
Vice President for Administration

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