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Music Department to Perform Musical Theatre Concert
HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2013 â€“ Love is in the air this spring thanks to the upcoming musical theatre concert, hosted by the department of music at High Point University. The theme of the concert, â€śFalling In (and Out) of Love,â€ť will span several decades and styles. Students will highlight various musical theatre approaches to romance and relationships. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the Empty Space Theatre. It is free and open to the public.
â€śStudents in the performance learn basic elements of stagecraft, style and repertoire in the musical theatre genre,â€ť says Scott MacLeod, assistant professor of music. â€śThe musical theatre scenes showcase is an opportunity for them to share their craft with the HPU community and practice the skills they have learned in a live performance environment.â€ť
MacLeod will serve as the music and stage director for a majority of the scenes, but has also enlisted some of his fellow colleagues and students. Dr. Robert Hallquist, associate professor of music, will be an accompanist; Doug Brown, assistant professor of theatre, will also serve as director; Jamison Meyer, a junior at HPU, will serve as a student director; and Russell Hill, facility manager of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, will work lighting and set design.