AU’s Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

AU’s Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

4/14/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Theatre’s Drop of a Hat Players, a musical theatre revue troupe, presents its 2016 Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre in the Center for the Arts.

Although the performance is free and open to the public, audience members are encouraged to reserve a free ticket through the Ashland University box office to guarantee a seat. The box office is currently open 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 419.289.5125.

From “The Sound of Music” and “Show Boat” to “Pippin,” "Spamalot" and “Spring Awakening,” the performance promises to cover more than 60 years of musical theatre gems. The students will perform songs from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions. 

Directed by Ashland University alumnus Eddie Carney, performers for the showcase include seniors Natalyn Baisden (Wooster) and Fatima Imani Smith (Copley); juniors Andrea Disch (East Liverpool), Ceyanna Stasick (Sullivan) and Eryn Reynolds Tramel (Medina); and freshmen Drew Berlin (Barberton) and Maya Rickard (Wooster). 

Founded in the early 1990s as an outreach program for the Ashland University Theatre Department, the group provides a performance training opportunity for students as they perform throughout the year at banquets, meetings, parties, civic group engagements or other special events.

For more information about their showcase performance or to book the Drop of a Hat Players, contact Tricia Applegate 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 2016, 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.                                                                                ###