'Something's Good': Broadway Cameos 2013

“Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good, if I can wait! Something's coming, I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great!”

--“Something’s Coming,” from “West Side Story”

Asbury University’s music students have been preparing “something good” since the beginning of the Fall semester: a new show that highlights styles ranging from jazz to contemporary Broadway.

The cast of Broadway Cameos, which opens in January in the Greathouse Theatre at Asbury
The cast of Broadway Cameos, which opens in January at the Greathouse Theatre at Asbury

“Broadway Cameos,” a collection of show tunes new and old, will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 10-12 in the Miller Center for Communication Arts’ Greathouse Theatre. Tickets are $5 each and are available at the Kinlaw Library front desk and at the door.

The 90-minute show is the project of the musical theatre ensemble class and is directed by adjunct professor Dr. Renita Koehn.

“We’re really focusing on entertainment and family fun,” Koehn said. “There will be some things that are very familiar and some things that are newer. We have 13 cast members, we are doing choreography and we’re also doing solos, duets, quartets, trios.”

The program includes numbers from “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Chicago,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and “Parade.” Auditions for the production were held last spring and the cast was selected over the summer, so Koehn was able to chose music to showcase — and challenge — each student’s talent. Professor Mary Ann Wilder will accompany the cast.

This year marks the first time the class has performed in the Greathouse Theatre, a black box theater designed for maximum flexibility.

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