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March 26, 2009

ULM College of Arts and Sciences dean featured in beloved Broadway musical

Don’t miss the opportunity to see scores of talented University of Louisiana at Monroe students and faculty perform the classical musical farce, “Anything Goes,” in early April.

The show is a production of the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and opens Thursday, April 2, in Brown Auditorium. It features a large ULM cast, including Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Cass performing the role of the Captain of the S.S. American.

“It's been a joy to work with the faculty and students on this production. And this time they allowed me to say something on stage," joked Cass.

Carey Thiels, Will Tatum, Elizabeth Bennett, Freddie Johnson, Justin Hawn, and Ginger Hicks play other major roles in the musical, which features the work of legendary lyricist, Cole Porter.

“Anything Goes,” “Blow, Gabriel Blow,” and “I Get a Kick Out of You,” are just some of the show-stopping numbers familiar to audiences of this Broadway farcical romp, which has been through numerous revivals since its 1934 debut.

Directed by ULM theatre faculty member Kyle Zimmerman, with choreography by Robin Stephens of the ULM dance faculty, the show combines the forces of the Divisions of Music, Theatre and Dance with sets, costumes, and big chorus production numbers with tap dancing, accompanied by a pit band.

Conducting the pit band will be music professor Jason Rinehart. Gregory Bruce of the Theatre Division directs the set designs and lighting, while Geneva Calloway coordinates costumes for the lavish production.

“Anything Goes” will amuse, energize and uplift its audience, so don’t miss it! General admission tickets are available now for $15 by calling 318-342-1414, but tickets are free to ULM students, faculty, and staff who reserve them in the VAPA office in the Biedenharn Music Building.

Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, also in Brown Auditorium.

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