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The Lamplighters Concert Choir and the Symphonic Band at Waynesburg University will host the annual Spring Concert Saturday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Chapel. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Enjoy the rich history of music and performing arts in American culture as Waynesburg University students perform a variety of melodies. b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.png  The Lamplighters will perform musical selections from Waynesburg University student-choir as well as vocal solo and small ensemble contributions. The Symphonic Band will perform instrumental solo and small ensemble contributions, with a focus on inspiring and informing audiences about American history.

Some of the musical pieces that will be performed at the concert include “Battle Hymn Chorale,” “God’s Country,” “American Civil War Fantasy” and “Valor.” The finale will be a joint performance with the Lamplighters and Symphonic Band performing “America the Beautiful.”

“Seeing your peers involved in skilled areas of music-making has to be uplifting,” said Ronda DePriest, associate professor of instrumental music at Waynesburg University and director of the Waynesburg University Music Program. “We hope to instill a sense of pride and community in the talents possessed by the student musicians at Waynesburg University.”

After the concert, guests are invited to visit with students and faculty at the reception in the Marsh Center.

For more information on these events, contact DePriest at depries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Untitled1GPAC.jpgWaynesburg University will host an evening of one-act plays Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The one-act plays bring student work to life as students perform their scripts written from a recent playwriting course. Original one-act plays are showcased and presented in a workshop format. 

Under the supervision of Edward L. Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University, this special night of theater allows audiences to experience another side of the Theater Program and to support the efforts of student actors, student directors and especially, student writers.

“One-act plays are valuable in that they provide students an opportunity to direct their peers,” said Powers. “For students acting in the performances, one-act plays afford them the opportunity to work with different directors. Projects such as these continue to build leadership and teamwork skills.”

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Wu-Admissions.pngThe Waynesburg University Music Program will offer its second Chamber Works concert of the semester Thursday, April 16, at noon in the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. 

The lunchtime concert includes performances by the Beauty and Barber Shop Ensembles, Brass Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensembles, Vocal and Instrumental Combos, Percussion Ensemble, Pipe and Drum Band and Woodwind Ensemble. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. For more information, contact Ronda DePriest at rdepries@waynesburg.edu or 724-852-3420.  

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_pottery.pngA student art exhibition will be held in the Benedum Fine Arts Gallery on the campus of Waynesburg University Monday, April 13, through Friday, April 24. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with an opening reception Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. The student art exhibition will showcase the best student work of the spring semester. 

The exhibit will showcase a variety of mediums including ceramics, drawings, prints, sculptures and a variety of two- and three- dimensional pieces. The pieces on display are selected by the Waynesburg University art faculty. 

“Art is not really complete until it is shown to someone else,” said Andrew Heisey, assistant professor of art and art program director at Waynesburg University. “For many of the students, this will be the only time they will get to see their work on display in an art gallery. That experience alone shows the importance of the student exhibits.” 

For more information, call 724-852-3247. 

Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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b2ap3_thumbnail_mattress2.pngThe Waynesburg University Players will present “Once Upon a Mattress” Wednesday, April 8, through Saturday, April 11, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Directed and produced by Edward Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at Waynesburg University, this is the first time the Waynesburg University Players will present this show.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” inspired by the classic fairytale “The Princess and the Pea,” follows Princess Winnifred, an ungainly, brash girl competing for the hand of Prince Dauntless. Although fond of each other, the princess must pass a series of proper princess tests given by Dauntless’ overbearing mother, Queen Aggravain, who does not want her son to marry.

“Every musical has its own excitement as we get closer and closer to opening night,” said Powers. “This show is exciting in the fact that this is the first time on our stage for a large number of these actors.”

Reservations are strongly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226 or visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/musical2015.

The cast and crew include:

  • Minstrel: Abigail Hancher, a senior creative writing major from Washington, Pa. (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Princess #12/ Lady Violet: Larissa Bray, a senior mathematics major from Murrysville, Pa. (Trinity Christian School)
  • Wizard: Olivia Long, a senior business management major from Burgettstown, Pa. (Avella Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Lady Larken: Rebecca Rosser, a junior music ministry major from Sweet Valley, Pa. (Lake-Lehman High School)
  • Queen Aggravain: Amanda Stillings, a junior arts administration major from Sussex, N.J. (High Point Regional High School)
  • King Sextimus: Ronald Loebker, a freshman engineering major from Ripley, Ohio (Home School Clearing House)
  • Prince Dauntless: Jacob Restanio, a secondary education (creative writing) major from Houston, Pa. (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Jester: Denise Branthoover, a freshman nursing major from Murrysville, Pa. (Franklin Regional Senior High School)
  • Sir Studley: Shawn White, a freshman with an undeclared major from Amity, Pa. (Trinity High School)
  • Sir Luce: Ian Bish, a freshman nursing major from Waynesburg, Pa. (Waynesburg Central High School)
  • Sir Bruce: Anthony Corkos, a freshman psychology major from Venetia, Pa. (Pennsylvania Home Schoolers)
  • Sir Robin: Nathan Stillings, a junior high school student from Sussex, N.J. (High Point Regional High School)
  • Sir Harry: Matthew Colaluca, a freshman forensic science major from Monaca, Pa. (Central Valley High School)
  • Lady Rowena: Brittany Stowe, a junior arts administration major from Millville, N.J. (Millville Senior High School)
  • Lady Merrill: Amber Lambing, a sophomore secondary education (creative writing) major from Conneaut Lake, Pa. (Conneaut Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Lucille: Renee Watts, a junior early childhood education major from Clairton, Pa. (Wilson Christian Academy)
  • Lady Mabelle: Sara Lesher, a freshman with an undeclared major from Masontown, Pa. (Albert Gallatin Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Harriet: Rebecca Iannotta, a freshman athletic training major from Stanhope, N.J. (Veritas Christian Academy)
  • Lady Rose: Sarah Flowers, a biology (pre-med) major from Germantown, Md. (Covenant Life School)
  • Emily: Michelle Frye, a freshman advertising major from Carmichaels, Pa. (Carmichaels Area Junior-Senior High School)
  • Lady Ivy: Deanna DeCenzo, a sophomore nursing major from McKeesport, Pa. (McKeesport Area Senior High School)
  • Lady Iris: Katie Kondrick, a freshman history major from Cheswick, Pa. (Fox Chapel Area High School)
  • Princess Winnifred: Emily Mielcarek, a sophomore international culture major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)
  • Director: Edward Powers
  • Vocal Director: Tome Custer
  • Choreographer: Jordan Totty, a senior forensic science major from Temecula, Calif. (Cornerstone Christian School)
  • Assistant Director: Michael Merten, a sophomore history major from Columbia, N.J. (North Warren Regional High School)
  • Stage Manager: Haleigh McKee, a freshman engineering major from Mansfield, Pa. (Mansfield Junior-Senior High School)

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Ashley Wise, Senior Writer/Editor

724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu

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