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ASU Opera Theatre offers 'Singers in
Solo for Sale!' Oct. 21-22
October 13, 2010
The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro will present
the ASU Opera Theatre in a production, “Singers in Solo for Sale!” There
will be two performances, which will take place on Thursday-Friday, Oct.
21-Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center. The
ASU Opera Theatre is under the direction of Dr. Marika Kyriakos.
The event will be an opportunity for the opera students
to show their talents in more ways than one. As the title suggests, all
singers will be featured in solos, performing operatic arias
various sorts. Immediately following each number, auctioneer Paul Teague
will “sell” the singers to the highest bidder. The singers will use
their talents to serve their buyers in a variety of ways that may not
have anything to do with singing. All proceeds will go toward the
spring production, “The Sorcerer,” by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Tickets for the event will be $8 for adults if purchased in advance, $10
at the door, and $5 for students and children. The ASU Opera Theatre
will also perform a free preview for the Treble Clef Music Club on
Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., in the Round Room of the
Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library. The public is welcome to
Members of the opera studio include Crystal Aronson of Paragould, Paige
Harris of Benton, Erin Reagan of Munford, Tenn., Kari Rickman of Bono,
Renee Smith of Houston, Texas, Craig Young of Cassopolis, Minn., and
Kale McDaniel, Becky Morrison, and Katherine Richards of Jonesboro.
Assisting with the production will be Becky Morrison, hair design; Pat
Register, attire; Katherine Richards, narration; Renee Smith, graduate
assistant, attire and make-up design.
For more information about the concert or ASU music, contact the music
office at (870) 972-2094.
Seated at the piano: Joy Sanford, accompanist for
ASU Opera Theatre; back row: Kale McDaniel, Crystal Aronson, Katherine
Richards, Craig Young, Becky Morrison; leaning over seated women
(middle): Renee Smith; seated on chairs in front: Paige Harris, Erin
Reagan, Kari Rickman.
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