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Free showcase staged of music-theatre student talent

April 24, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- The University Theatre's Third Annual New York Showcase will be performed Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. in the Multiform Theatre. The showcase is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the performance.

The New York Showcase is a 30-minute package designed to introduce senior music theatre performance majors to casting agents in New York City. The Multiform Theatre performance is a preview of the New York show.

The seven graduating seniors in this year's showcase are Amy Board, who was last seen as Cassie in the University Theatre production of "A Chorus Line;" Nicholas Dalton, who was last seen as Al in "A Chorus Line;" Gina DeDominicis, who was last seen as Lily in "Annie;" Mia Gauci, who was last seen as Grace in "Annie;" Thom Mienk, who was last seen as Paul in "A Chorus Line;" Jonathen Rincon, who was last seen as Zack in "A Chorus Line;" and Eric Zang, who was last seen as Archy in "Archy and Mehitabel." All of these seniors performed this year in the Stars and Moon Cabaret, a series of music performances held after University Theatre productions.

"This is the capstone of their four years of work here at WMU," says Todd Neal, director of music theatre performance, "This showcase is what they work for. Nowhere else will they be able to be seen by so many casting directors in theatre, film and television at one time."

The New York Showcase is funded in part by support from the University Theatre Guild. For more information, call the Gilmore Theatre Ticket Office at (269) 387-6222.

Media contact: Shauna Thieman, 269 387-6222, shauna.thieman@wmich.edu

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