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To Raise Funds for LA Showcase

WINSTON-SALEM – “Broadway Bound,” a musical cabaret, will be presented by University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) School of Drama college seniors at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, in the Proscenium Thrust Theatre of Performance Place on the UNCSA campus, 1533 South Main St., Winston-Salem.

Among the songs that will be performed are: “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” from Guys and Dolls; “Benny on the Dispatch” from In the Heights; “Loathing” from Wicked; “Come What May” from Moulin Rouge; “Good Morning” from Singin’ in the Rain; “Give Me the Ball” from A Chorus Line; “When the Children are Asleep” from Carousel; “Almost a Love Song” from Victor, Victoria; the folk song “900 Miles”; “Making Whoopee”; and “Stand By Me.”

Broadway Bound

Seniors performing in the cabaret are: Alex Hoeffler, Madison Griffin, Ryan Roets, Vanessa Hernandez, John Reese, Wayne Bennett, Matt Jellison, Josh Brocki, Bryn Harris, Magdalene Vick, Martha Blagdon, Jasmine Osborne, Rebecca Wolf and Dave Brown. College junior Jackie Hansen will also perform.

The cabaret is being staged to raise money to send the graduating college seniors in Drama (Studio IV) to Los Angeles, where they will give a presentation to industry agents, casting directors, producers, etc., later this year.  The project is titled “ArtsBound”; for more information, see www.uncsadramashowcase.com.  

There is a suggested donation of $20. Tickets are not being sold through the UNCSA Box Office but will be available at the door. For more information, call the School of Drama at 336-770-3235.

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem (“The City of the Arts”) in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from middle school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state’s only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. Internationally renowned conductor John Mauceri has been chancellor of UNCSA since 2006. UNCSA is located at 1533 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. For more information, visit www.uncsa.edu.