An evening of favorites from Broadway’s past and present will be featured during “Southern Showcase, Onstage!” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, in the Bud Walton Black Box Theatre at Missouri Southern State University.
“It’s a mix of songs from classic to contemporary, choral numbers to solo pieces,” said Erick Wolfe, chair of the Theatre Department who serves as stage director and emcee for the production.
Act I will include numbers from shows such as “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “West Side Story,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Little Women” and “Finian’s Rainbow.” Performances from Act II will highlight songs from “Chicago,” “Grease,” “Jagged Little Pill,” “The Book of Mormon,” “Hair,” “Rent” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”
Dr. David Sharlow, interim chair of the Music Department, serves as musical director, while graduate assistant Ashley Coffer serves as choreographer.
Tickets are $15 and are available for in-person attendance and streaming, said Wolfe.
“That will be standard for us from now on,” he said of the streaming option, which will allow family members and others who live outside of the area to enjoy Southern Theatre performances.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com/events/MOSOTheatre.
Performers featured in the show include:
Sopranos – Evangeline Blackert, Hannah Blevins, Emily Bramlett, Abby Brower, Tori Cobb, Abby Hazlett, Whitney Koenig, Emma Miller, Baylee Scribner, Michaela West
Altos – Annie Albrecht, Jordan Bailey, Kylee Burke, Segren Cagle, Linda Carreon, Faith Escobar, Peyton Guess, Abigayle Jones, Taylor Lewis, Rebekah Lucas, Alexandrea Moore, Molly Profitt, Leah Reed, Sarah Spencer, Sophie Stoebel, Stacey Struble
Tenors – Dyllan Burt, JJ Ramos, Jarrett Little, Noah Pool, Austin Prince, Kaden Propps, Justin Turner
Basses – Grant Benham, Dylan Cobb, Logan Daniel, Preston Hamilton, Joseph Mitchell, Jaben Parnell, Joseph Whitmire