Musical Theatre Society at SRU hosting Fall Broadway Cabaret, Nov. 5 and 7
The Musical Theatre Society at Slippery Rock University will perform its Fall Broadway Cabaret, 8 p.m., Nov. 5, and 2 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Swope Music Hall.
Oct. 28, 2021
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Broadway-style cabaret will liven up the stage at Slippery Rock University as the Musical Theatre Society at SRU will perform two shows, 8 p.m., Nov. 5, and 2 p.m., Nov. 7, at the Swope Music Hall. The two showings of the production titled "Fall Broadway Cabaret" are MTS's first live events in nearly two years.
Forty-four students from a variety of majors and experience levels will perform in the production that features 20 popular Broadway musical theater songs, including selections from "Hamilton," "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Mean Girls."
"We're excited to have Broadway as our theme and cover songs that people want to see and hear as well as the classics," said Brandon Pierce, a junior communication major from Gibsonia, who is a performer and MTS's public relations chair. "Even Broadway shut down during the pandemic, so we're excited to bring live musical theater back to the community once again. People can expect to see a lot of singing, dancing and fun costumes."
MTS is a group that rehearses, purchases music and performs independently from the University and any of its curriculum. MTS conducts rehearsals four days a week but individuals can participate once a week or with fewer commitments than productions that are part of academic programs.
"Musical Theatre Society provides a great way for students to de-stress and step away from their schoolwork to sing and dance and make a lot of friends with people who share similar interests," Pierce said. "We're excited to have many news students involved as 70% of the students in this show have never performed with MTS in the past."
The cast for MTS's Fall Broadway Cabaret include:
- Dylan Al-Kadi, a freshman exploratory major from Broadstairs, United Kingdom.
- Antonio Ambrogio, a sophomore health and physical education major from Pittsburgh.
- Riley Artis, a freshman dual social work and biology major from Connellsville.
- Faith Bajema, a junior communication major from Butler.
- Ruth Bergquist, a freshman management major from Pittsburgh.
- Megan Best, a freshman computing major from Butler.
- Alexandra Bradley, a junior communication major from Canonsburg.
- Sergio Branch, a freshman psychology major from Mars.
- Samantha Carter, a freshman music education major from Cranberry Township.
- Morgan Chappell, a junior middle-level education science major from Ebensburg.
- Veronique Chayer, a sophomore acting major from Irmo, South Carolina.
- Natalie Clayburn, a freshman music therapy major from Lakeville, Minnesota.
- Elijah Conger, a junior social work major from Grove City.
- Gianni Emricko, a senior business major from Arnold.
- Elisabeth Gale, a freshman public health major from Sunbury.
- Gordon Hardy, a freshman biology major from McMurray.
- Ryleigh Hendrickson, a freshman social work major from Natrona Heights.
- Sebastian Leis, a junior exploratory major from Bethel Park.
- Sara Lieb, a freshman acting major from Warminster.
- Gweneth Lillycrop, a sophomore acting major from Westminster, Maryland.
- Oakley Lords, a freshman dual exploratory and exercise science major from Tower City.
- Jeremy Magnetti, a junior middle-level education mathematics major from Smoke Run.
- Adam McChesney, a transition achievement program student from Warren.
- Devin McIntire, a freshman music therapy major from Stoneboro.
- Morgan Mitcham, a freshman middle-level education mathematics major from Centerville.
- Tessa Moore, a senior communications major from Washington.
- Jennifer Natalie, a senior dual psychology and pre-counseling major from Erie.
- Eddy Niessner, a freshman theatre major from Johnstown.
- Donovan Nye, a senior undeclared major from Wampum.
- Jennifer Parrish, a sophomore social work major from Baltimore, Maryland.
- Courtney Pier, a senior recreational therapy major from Blandburg.
- Rebecca Preneta, a transition achievement program student from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
- Mikayla Puzzuto, a junior secondary education major from Curwensville.
- Amanda Reilly, a junior dual communication and hospitality management major from Washington.
- Talia Rheal, a junior chemistry major from Union City.
- Madison Rowe, a sophomore business major from Gibsonia.
- Emma Sula, a freshman social work major from Pittsburgh.
- Abigail Summers, a sophomore secondary education major from Harmony.
- Aaron Swoger, a junior communication major from Aliquippa.
- Melana Vaughn, a freshman biology major from Mercer.
- Isabella Vescio, a freshman early childhood/special education major from Cranberry Township.
- Abigail Waterman, a senior communication major from Warren.
- Jewliana Whipkey, a freshman psychology major from Millsboro.
Admission for the event is a $5 donation with an SRU student ID and $7 for the general public. The audience is required to wear face masks while inside the Swope Music Hall.
More information about MTS is available on CORE, SRU's online platform for student organizations and activities.
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