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Student Theatre to Present Musical 'Villains' April 11-13

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Posted: Friday Mar 14, 2014

March 14, 2014

The Company, Saint Vincent College’s student-run theatre group, will present a musical composite entitled Villains at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11 and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent. Admission is free for all performances but freewill donations will be accepted. No reservations are required and seating is general admission. Doors will open one-half hour before each performance.

The student production staff include Theresa Nath, a junior psychology major from Pittsburgh (15236), as director; Brandon Snyder, a senior biology major from Laughlintown, as assistant director; Jen Klimek, a senior biology major from Pittsburgh (15205), as producer; Mandy Slowey, a senior psychology and music major from Bethel Park, as music director; Jon Pauley, a junior history major from Bethel Park, as assistant music director; Maggie Bahm, a freshman politics major from North East, as choreographer; Elise Rizzo, a junior psychology major from Somerset, as assistant choreographer, and Julianne Bartko, a senior communications major from McKeesport, as writer and creator.

The cast includes Tim Diehl, a freshman music performance major from Lititz, as Riff Raff (Time Warp) and Gabe (I’m Alive); Tessa Hennessy, a sophomore education major from New Market, Md., as Magenta (Time Warp); Mandy Slowey, a senior psychology and music major from Bethel Park, as Columbia (Time Warp), Elphaba (No Good Deed), and Bonnie (This World Will Remember Us); Brandon Snyder, a senior biology major from Laughlintown, as Dr. Horrible (Brand New Day) and Rooster (Easy Street); Kyli Stoner, a sophomore history and politics major from Dunbar, as Mrs. Meers (They Don’t Know) and Six (Cell Block Tango); Stacie Sikora, a senior English major from Pittsburgh (15210), as Miss Hannigan (Easy Street), Squish (Cell Block Tango) and Rizzo (There Are Worse Things I Could Do); Marla Crawford, a senior biology major from Valencia, as Lily (Easy Street); Megan Paullet, a freshman education major from Vandergrift, as Carrie (Carrie); Timothy Robbins, a freshman physics major from Harrisburg, as Mr. Wormwood (Loud); Maggie Bahm, a freshman politics major from North East, as Mrs. Wormwood (Loud) and Cicero (Cell Block Tango); Mickey Orange, a sophomore biology major from Latrobe, as Jekyll and Hyde (Confrontation); Jon Pauley, a junior history major from Bethel Park, as Le Fou (Gaston), The Phantom (The Phantom of the Opera) and Clyde (This World Will Remember Us); Steve Sherman, a senior politics major from Butler, as Gaston (Gaston); Mary Yeckley, a freshman physics major from Greensburg, Molly Ouchis, a junior education major from Reading and Nicole DelBene, a freshman English major from North Huntingdon, as the Three Girls (Gaston); Catherine Bellich, a junior management major from Cranberry Township, as Ursula (Poor Unfortunate Souls) and Lipshitz (Cell Block Tango); Josh Gongaware, a senior economics/mathematics major from Irwin, as Scar (Be Prepared) and Javert (Stars); Elise Rizzo, a junior psychology major from Somerset, as Pop (Cell Block Tango) and Witch (Last Night); Noelle Patrick, a freshman biology major from Patton, as Uh Uh (Cell Block Tango) and Christine (The Phantom of the Opera); and Evan Hrobak, a senior English major from Spring Church, as Bill Sikes (My Name).

Kelsey Harris, a senior history major from Somerset and Jen Klimek, a senior biology major from Pittsburgh (15205), will serve as Emcees.

The orchestra includes Andrew DeBroeck, continuing education student from Latrobe, piano; Casey Ciocco, a senior criminology, law and society major from Latrobe, drums; Jon Pauley, a junior history major from Bethel Park, guitar; and Josh Gongaware, a senior economics/mathematics major from Irwin, bass.

The theme of the show is Villains. The directors have selected songs that are sung by the antagonists of 21 different musicals. It combines more familiar musicals with some not so familiar ones that will captivate the audience. The idea is to test the definition of a villain – what makes someone evil? In some of these musicals, the villain is not as easy to recognize while in the others, the villain in the musical is actually not a villain at all, but someone whose intentions were misconstrued. As with every production, the Company brings together its club members for a performance that showcases the talent that current students in all majors possess.

The Company’s executive board includes Mitch Magiera, a sophomore politics major from Jefferson Hills, as president; Brandon Snyder, a senior biology major from Laughlintown, as vice president; Molly Ouchis, a junior education major from Reading, as secretary; Kathryn Ordiway, a sophomore English major from St. Marys, as treasurer; and Stacie Sikora, a senior English major from Pittsburgh (15210), as public relations.

Colleen Reilly Rossmiller is the group’s faculty advisor. Production assistant is Penny Lin Lambright.

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Photo: Saint Vincent College Company cast rehearsing for musical Villains 

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