HPU Theatre Department Hosts 'Musical Theatre Scenes'

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 5, 2011 ? The Department of Theatre at High Point University will soon delight audiences with a night of music and entertainment with its program of popular musical theatre scenes, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 19 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The program is free and open to the public.

The program, which is composed of songs and scenes written by American composer and lyricist Steven Sondheim, includes works from ?Sweeney Todd,? ?Into the Woods,? ?Follies,? ?Gypsy? and ?A Little Night Music.?

The show features several HPU students, including senior Marie Ventrone; junior Chrissy Bracken; sophomore Daniela Sawyer; and freshmen Courtney Feiman, Deitr Getz and Jamison Meyer. The program will be directed by Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of music at HPU, and accompanied by Marcia Dills, assistant professor of music.

?This is a high energy show honoring the works of the America?s great Stephen Sondheim,? says Schlimmer. ?The scenes are staged and the evening will be an elegant celebration of his music for the entire community to enjoy.?
No tickets are required.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 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 highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist



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