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10-30-2012


Cumberlands Presents “Seussical the Musical”

 


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. – On Thursday, October 25th, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Theatre Program opened their presentation of “Seussical the Musical,” in the Kohn Theatre of the Grace Crum Rollins Fine Arts Center.

Many students, teachers, and young people in the community were involved in the production of the stories included based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Directed by Dr. Kim Miller, the two act musical was a huge hit throughout the campus and the community. Children and adults throughout the town attended the show and showed great enthusiasm for the characters and their stories throughout.

“The show was awesome! I was laughing the whole time and the energy never stopped! I was extremely impressed with the people involved and the performance overall,” said UC sophomore Taylor Farmer.

After weeks and hours of rehearsal put into the show, the cast and crew involved were proud of the show they put on, and seemed very eager to continue their work for even better performances throughout the year.

“This was my first time ever being involved in something like this. The experience of being in a musical is so amazing and I have loved every second of it!” said UC freshman Caitlin Hedrick.

The University of the Cumberlands Theatre Program offers majors in B.A. Theater Arts, B.S. Theatre Arts; minors in Theatre Arts; Certification in Secondary Teacher Certification in Speech/Media Communication. The UC theatre program also offers a range of performance and learning opportunities for majors and non-majors. They present two main stage productions a year including one musical and one play. Students are also given the opportunity to direct smaller black-box productions throughout the semester to assist in coursework and resume work. Applied coursework is available in many aspects of the theatre including lightning, sound, scenic design, stage management, arts administration, directing, community outreach, theatre history and a variety of acting courses.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.

Article provided by Kyla Edmondson, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia & Athletic Services Student Assistant