Performing Arts Spring 2018


April 12, 14 at 8 p.m | April 14, 15 at 1 p.m.

The WJU Theater Guild is pleased to announce the cast and dates of our spring musical. Pippin will be presented on April 12, 13 at 8 p.m. and April 14, 15 at 1 p.m. More than twenty students from a variety of majors and classes will be participating. Vocal music, choreography, and blocking rehearsals are already in progress in anticipation of another great musical production. Through our partnership with Oglebay Institute, we are also privileged to present The WVU New World Dance Ensemble for one performance on February 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Pippin Cast: Pippin-Vince Fournier, Leading Player-Halli Richards, Charles-Stephen Hansknecht, Lewis-Pierce Griffith, Fastrada-Christine Mellick, Catherine-Bernadette Tirador, Berthe-Mackenzie Shepard The Ensemble Cody Stanton, Emily Slack, Joey Thomas, Sami Moore, Natalie Indermuhle, Anne Frankovich, Karly Morell, Rachel Smissen, Dalton Rollison, Matt Martin, Nate Foster, Rachel Watson, Dona’e Albert

Production Crew: Stage Manager-Cody Stanton, Technical Director/Sound Technician-George Bell

Professional Staff: Musical Director/Conductor-Robert Troeger, WJU Director of Vocal Music Orchestra Coordinator -Anthony Panebianco, WJU Director of instrumental Music Choreographer-Cheryl Pompeo, Oglebay Institute School of Dance

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

Under the direction of General McArthur Hambrick, West Virginia University’s New World Ensemble presents an exciting Broadway repertoire ranging from Candide to Hamilton.

Performances are free to WJU students and employees on a first-come basis. Reservations are not taken. 304-243-2095 for more information.