PSU Students and Alumni Present Music Theatre Showcase Oct. 1-3

October 3rd, 2010 by Adam

Plymouth, N.H.— Students and alumni of the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will present a music theatre showcase October 1–3 as part of the University’s Homecoming and Family Celebration.

“We want to showcase our current students and alumni since the weekend brings so many people to campus, especially people who have a connection to our department,” said Director of Theatre Elizabeth Cox.

Amanda Munton ’02, adjunct voice faculty in the department, will direct the evening of entertainment, with performances October 1 at 8 p.m. and October 2 and 3 at 2 p.m.

The program will contain works from familiar and not-so-familiar musical theatre and opera repertory, with songs like “Somewhere Beyond My Wildest Dreams” from The Little Mermaid, “A Route to the Sky” by Jake Heggie; “Lucky to be Me” from On the Town, “Diva’s Lament” from Spamalot and an ensemble piece, “The New World,” from Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown.

Performers include:

Skylar Aldrich, a sophomore music education major from Plainfield; Brittany Collia, a sophomore education major from Shelburne; Jennifer Fijal, a senior music major from Palmer, Mass.; Kelsey Marot, a first-year theatre arts major from Douglas, Mass.; Mervin Enver Marvey, a junior theatre arts major from Plymouth and Rustenburg, South Africa; Elizabeth Montmagny, a senior music education major from Lebanon and Brandee Peglow, a senior theatre arts major from Pelham.

Also Jamie Perkins, a sophomore childhood studies major from Newbury; Kelly Rice, a senior communication studies major from Kingston, Mass.; Amanda Teneriello, a senior theatre arts major from Hudson; Sam Tolley, a senior music education and theatre arts major from Weare; Chris Wetmore, a sophomore theatre arts major from Mont Vernon and Jamie Willis, a senior theatre arts major from East Wallingford, Vt.

Brandee Peglow is the student choreographer and Mervin Marvey is the student director.

Alumni participants are:
Allie Duhamel, Pam Heintzelman and Becky Rudolf ’08, Amanda Munton ’02 and Fran Page ’05.

Tickets for the music theatre showcase are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors and youth at the Silver Center Box Office,(603) 535-ARTS (2787) or (800) 779-3869 or online at

Proceeds from ticket sales will support scholarships for current students.

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