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May 15, 2014

Musical theater showcase Sunday at GC

GOSHEN — Goshen College theater students will present musical theater selections Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College’s Umble Center. Admission is free.

The one-hour event will highlight selections from the musicals “Aida,” “Spamalot,” “Mamma Mia,” “Footloose” and more. The selections will include solos, duets and ensembles.

“This is an opportunity for students to perform musical theater pieces and showcase them for the community,” said Rachel Mast, a senior music major from Corvallis, Ore., who is directing the show. “The students involved have helped select the pieces and are not receiving credit for being involved — it is just a chance to use their talents and a unique opportunity.”

Performers include Breanna Bloom from Goshen, Jimmy Bontrager from Goshen, Ellen Conrad from Lakewood, Colo., Samuel Aponte from Chicago, Emily Grimes from Goshen, Sadie Gustafson-Zook from Goshen, Esra Heisey from Goshen, Sarah Lake-Rayburn from Champaign, Ill., Jacob Maldonado Nofziger from Pettisville, Ohio, Mast, Katie Miller from Goshen, Cara Paden from Elkhart, and Maggie Weaver from Lititz, Pa.

Andrew Moeggenborg, Umble Center technical director, is the producer for the musical theater showcase. Other members of the production team include Katie Miller, music director; Nick Peebles from Chicago, sound designer; Angie Troyer from Elkhart, stage manager; Maggie Weaver, choreographer; and Riley Woods from North Manchester, light designer.

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