HPU to Host 'Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production'

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HIGH POINT, N.C., April 15, 2009 – High Point University will host “Cabaret… An Original HPU Music Production,” at 7:30 p.m. on April 23 in the Pauline Theatre of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public.

Directed by Dr. Alexa Schlimmer, associate professor of music at HPU, and accompanied by Marcia Dills, university accompanist, the event features HPU Music and Theatre majors, along with a chamber ensemble, performing selections from musical theatre, including “Jekyll & Hyde” and the “Scarlet Pimpernel.” In addition, students will perform medleys from Elton John’s “Lion King” and “Aida,” and from the Broadway show “Mamma Mia.”

“This is our second year performing ‘From Cabaret to Stage,'” says Schlimmer. “It was an enormous success last spring.”

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 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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