Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

Musical Theatre Revue Troupe Presents Annual Showcase Performance

3/31/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Theatre’s Drop of a Hat Players, a musical theatre revue troupe, presents its 2014 Spring Showcase on Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m. in the Hugo Young 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 open 12 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached at 419.289.5125.

From “Guys and Dolls” and “Annie Get Your Gun” to “Hairspray” and “Wicked,” the performance promises to cover more than 60 years of musical theatre gems. The students will perform 17 songs from classic and contemporary musical theatre productions.

Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson,  performers for the showcase include seniors Kelsey Bowens, Emily Jeppesen, Kelli Lennox, Christian Neely, Jacob Poiner, Becca Ribley and Brandon Wurgess; sophomores Natalyn Baisden and Deric Dove, and freshmen Darion Dow and Eryn Tramel. Kelli Lennox serves as the organization's president and Kelsey Bowens is the choreographer.

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 Drop of a Hat Players, contact Hudson at 419-289-5126 or shudson4@ashland.edu.

Ashland University, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###