Sophomores Put Final Touches on Musical

WILMORE, Ky. — While most of Asbury University’s campus was quiet during spring break, a steady hum of activity spilled from the Greathouse Theatre in the Miller Center for Communication Arts as the Unshakable Class of 2015 prepared for a longstanding tradition: the sophomore class musical.

Sophomores took time over spring break to put the final touches on the set for "The Music Man."
Sophomores took time over spring break to put the final touches on the set for "The Music Man."

Intended as a gift to the campus, the musical is always offered free of charge. In the process of preparing for the event, however, the sophomores themselves experience the gift of getting to know their classmates and their talents on a much deeper level.

“That’s what makes it beautiful,” said Erin Sigmund ’15, the student director for this year’s show. “A lot of the people don’t know each other well yet, and participating in the musical helps create unity.”

For this year’s show, Sigmund selected “The Music Man,” the Tony-winning Broadway musical about a con artist and his adventures in River City, Iowa. In addition to its catchy and well-known music, “The Music Man” also has a large leading cast to display a variety of types of talent, a strong chorus to offer many opportunities for sophomores to participate and a family-friendly script.

Performances will take place in the Greathouse Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on March 21-23, with an additional matinee at 2:30 p.m. on March 23. Tickets are available in the cafeteria.

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