Sophomores Offer Unique Take on Classic Musical

Asbury University’s sophomore class will put its own unique spin on a treasured classic of stage and screen next weekend at the annual Sophomore Musical.

By drawing specific elements from the stage production and film version of “Grease,” the cast and crew have created a hybrid that is “very much an Asbury production,” said student director Heather Hollingshead. “Family and friends of all ages can come and watch.”

The show will play at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23-25 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Greathouse Theatre (in the Miller Center for Communication Arts). Tickets will be available from kiosks at the Asbury Cafeteria entrance from Monday through Thursday lunch, as well as at the box office in the Miller Center for Communication Arts from 5-7 p.m. on performance days. Tickets are free, but seating is limited.

While the sophomore musical is a long-standing tradition at Asbury, guaranteed to provide the campus community with an entertaining show, it also provides the sophomore class with an opportunity to get to know each other better and form a deeper community.

“We have people from soccer and baseball teams, people from music education, media communication,” Hollingshead said. “There’s such a variety of people and talent I didn’t even know the class had. Especially in the past few weeks, everybody’s been having fun and running with it. People are getting in touch and exchanging phone numbers. It’s nice to see how comfortable everyone has become with each other — and that’s the goal, to build community within the class.”

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