HIGH POINT, N.C., March 13, 2013 – 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, “Falling In (and Out) of Love,” 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.
“Students in the performance learn basic elements of stagecraft, style and repertoire in the musical theatre genre,” says Scott MacLeod, assistant professor of music. “The 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.”
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.