Valdosta Daily Times


April 17, 2014

Emerging Artists: VSU shines spotlights on student performers



Director Michael Hadary ends his first year with VSU Theatre and Dance by presenting a group of the organization’s graduating seniors.

With choreography by VSU Theatre & Dance faculty Sarah Wildes Arnett and Catherine Schaeffer, Hadary worked with the students to select numbers to perform in this year’s showcase. Together, Hadary, the students, choreographers and pianists Angela Duncan and Ethan Parker coordinated the structure of the show. The students present pieces as a company, as solo artists, and teamed with one another.

Numbers include songs from musicals as well as from the charts. These songs include “Brave,” “Secondary Characters,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “Summertime,” “It Never Entered My Mind,” “Soul Man,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman,” “Bang Bang,” “It’s Always Love,” “My Book,” “Watch What Happens,” “Mistress of the Senator,” “Mind Trick,” “When Hope Goes,” “Therapy,” “So You Want to be a Nun,” “How Can I Lose You,” “The Actuary Song,” “Make Them Hear You,” “If I Told You Now,” “Darrel is a Boy,” “Easy Street,” “No Time,” “Follow Your Arrow.”

In addition to presenting the songs and dance review, the cast will also present some of the show dialogue surrounding these songs, Hadary says.

CAST: Tess Buis, Emmanuel Davis, Rebecca Morris, Sarah Beth Moseley, Kelsey Russo. Director: Michael Hadary. Choreographers: Sarah Wildes Arnett, Catherine Schaeffer. Pianists: Angela Duncan, Ethan Parker.

This show plays 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 20, Sawyer Theatre, VSU Fine Arts Building, corner of Oak and Brookwood.

PRODUCTION STAFF: Matthew Hogan, stage manager, Musical Theatre Showcase; Allison Stephenson, Radio Theatre Project, and sound designer/operator; DeAnna Keys, light board operator; Travis Hunnewell, Chela North, house managers; Blake Fountain, box office manager.

More information: Call (229) 333-5973; or visit

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