Ashland University Theatre Majors Perform Unique Musical Theatre Revue

3/16/12 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University theatre majors Madeline Beer and Drew Rothhaar are sealing their college careers with a unique musical theatre revue slated for two performances on Saturday, March 31, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the University's Studio Theatre. Although this event is free and open to the public, reserved seating is recommended to guarantee a seat in the intimate Studio Theatre. Tickets are available through the Ashland University Box Office, noon to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 419.289.5125.

 

As fulfillment of their senior theatre projects, Beer and Rothhaar have produced a unique musical theatre revue. They portray two wacky villains, one a forgotten witch living in the shadow of her infamous sisters, the other a self-loving, world-loathing narcissist. They battle each other for the ultimate title of Greatest Villain of All Time. Their weapons of choice are songs sung by and about famous villains from the last century of musical theatre and film. Audience members will scream with fright and with laughter as these two comedic characters whirl their way through favorite songs from works such as Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The Little Mermaid, and Sweeney Todd.

 

Beer is from Shelby, Ohio, and she is a graduate of Shelby Senior High School. She is a theatre major with a music minor and is president for Drop of a Hat Players, as well as a member of University Choir and Alpha Psi Omega honorary.

 

Rothhaar is from Mansfield and is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. Also a theatre major with a music minor, he is vice president for Drop of a Hat Players, and a member of University Choir, Chamber Singers and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity.

 

For more information about this Ashland University Theatre performance and others, visit www.ashland.edu/theatre or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.    

 

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.