The Waynesburg University Players will present their Spring Musical, “The Little Mermaid,” Wednesday, March 30, through Saturday, April 2, in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will also be a matinee performance April 2 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and the public is cordially invited to attend.
“The Little Mermaid” is based on the classic Disney film and tells the story of a mermaid who makes a bargain with an evil sea witch so she can seek love on land, outside of the ocean.
The show has never been performed at Waynesburg before, and Edward L. Powers, director of the theater program and professor of theater at the University, believes that participating in the show greatly benefits students.
“Theatre teaches creativity, responsibility, dedication, teamwork and physical dexterity,” said Powers. “Theatre also teaches the actors and audience about the human spirit and human condition.”
Reservations for general admission are suggested, and tickets can be purchased at www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/mermaid or by calling 724-852-3226.
In conjunction with the show, the University will host its annual Alumni and Friends Dinner Theatre Saturday, April 2. Alumni are invited for dinner in Benedum Dining Hall at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. performance of the Spring Musical.
Tickets are $35 per adult ticket and $12.50 per child ticket, the proceeds from which benefit the University’s Theatre Program. Alumni should register by March 25, 2016, online at www.waynesburgunited.com/dinnertheatre16. Theatre seats are limited and reserved on a date-received basis.
For more information, contact Ferd Dolfi in the Office of Institutional Advancement at 724-852-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cast and crew of “The Little Mermaid” include:
- Ariel: Kayla Coughlin, a freshman early childhood education major from Buena Park, California (Home School Clearing House) (cast one) and Mandi Pascarella, a freshman biblical and ministry studies major from Greensburg, Pennsylvania (Hempfield Area High School) (cast two)
- Pilot/Fish/Footman: Christian Wilson, a freshman with an undeclared major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Jefferson-Morgan High School)
- Sailor/Fish/Guest: Keyur Patel, a sophomore finance major from Waynesburg, Pennsylvania (Waynesburg Central High School)
- Sailor/Fish: Joshua Sneeringer, a freshman business management major from New Oxford, Pennsylvania (Delone Catholic High School)
- Sailor/Fish: Mason Morgan, a freshman marketing major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Chartiers Valley High School)
- Prince Eric: Zachary Zeigler, a junior communication major from West Mifflin, Pennsylvania (West Mifflin High School)
- Grimsby: Ronnie Loebker, a sophomore engineering major from Ripley, Ohio (Home School Clearing House)
- Flounder/Chef Ensemble: Emily Haywood, a senior criminal justice major from Claysville, Pennsylvania (McGuffey High School)
- Scuttle: Brittany Stowe, a senior arts administration major from Millville, New Jersey (Millville High School)
- Windward/Chef Ensemble: Joanna Peters, a freshman marine biology major from Frederick, Maryland (Covenant Community School)
- Leeward/Maid Ensemble: Cassie Gates, a senior biochemistry major from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania (Penn Hills High School)
- Fish Ensemble/Stage Manager: Briana Ryan, a freshman music ministry major from Monongahela, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School)
- King Triton: Matt Colaluca, a sophomore forensic science major from Monaca, Pennsylvania (Central Valley High School)
- Sebastian: Josh Stewart, a freshman early childhood education major from Preston, Maryland (Colonel Richardson High School)
- Aquata/Princess: Renee Watts, a senior early childhood education major from Clairton, Pennsylvania (Wilson Christian Academy)
- Andrina/Princess: Kelsey Prough, a freshman forensic science major from Altoona, Pennsylvania (Altoona Area High School)
- Atina/Princess: Tessa Masula, a freshman English secondary education major from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Wellspring Preparatory High School)
- Adella/Princess: Megan Cook, a freshman digital design major from McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania (Montour High School)
- Allana/Princess: Michelle Frye, a sophomore advertising major from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania (Carmichaels High School)
- Flotsam/Maid Ensemble: Katie Kondrick, a sophomore history major from Cheswick, Pennsylvania (Fox Chapel High School)
- Jetsam/Chef Ensemble: Hannah Bloir, a freshman environmental science major from Mansfield, Ohio (Clear Fork High School)
- Ursula: Jamie Denniston, a junior early childhood education major from Sewickley, Pennsylvania (Moon Area High School) (cast one) and Stephanie Tress, a senior forensic science major from McMurray, Pennsylvania (Canon-McMillan High School) (cast two)
- Gull/Maid Ensemble: Elisabeth Gray, a sophomore art major from Morgantown, West Virginia (Morgantown High School)
- Chef Louise: Maggie Denniston, a junior art major from Sewickley, Pennsylvania (Moon Area High School)
- Sea Guppies: Bryn Lahew, Loren Schroyer, Dani Stockdale
- Director: Edward L. Powers
- Music Director: Dr. Ronda DePriest, director of the music program
- Vocal Coach: Melanie Catana, director of choral music
- Producer: Dr. Xela Batchelder, assistant professor of arts administration
- Choreographer: Denise Branthoover, a sophomore nursing major from Murrysville, Pennsylvania (Franklin Regional High School)
- Stage Manager: Kayla Goncalves, a sophomore music ministry major from Boca Raton, Florida (Olympic Heights Community High School)
Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
724.852.7675 or email@example.com