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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR WVC’S SPRING MUSICAL “OVER THERE”

(Left to Right Front Row) Jim Thread, Assistant Stage Manager; Alison Dudley, Accompanist; Sue Schriber, Guest Director; Eric Carroll, Stage Manager; Jamey Walston, House Tech; (Second Row) Jim Summers, Amanda Andrews, Jerry Fromm, Jackie Summers, George Beckerman,Carolyn Highhouse (Back Row) Colette Grigsby, Joe Thompson, Jessica Moore, Tyler Wood, Shirley Goodman, Bill Berry.

Guest Director Sue Schriber has announced the cast for the Wabash Valley College/Wabash Valley Arts Council spring musical, “OVER THERE,” which will be presented in the Brubeck Theatre on March 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 18 at 1:30 p.m.

Cast members include: Jim Summers, Amanda Andrews, Jerry Fromm, Jackie Summers, George Beckerman, Carolyn Highhouse, Colette Grigsby, Joe Thompson, Jessica Moore, Tyler Wood, Shirley Goodman, and Bill Berry. Serving as Accompanist for the production is Alison Dudley. Other members of the Production Staff are: Eric Carroll-Stage Manager; Jim Thread-Assistant Stage Manager; and Jamey Walston-House Tech.

This historic revue is for both young and old, showing the tragic events of “The War to end all Wars,” WWI. To help create the history, a tapestry of songs from the era has been woven into the production, letters written from the front lines, poetry and visuals; newspaper clippings, posters, sheet music, and sound effects. OVER THERE shows the reluctance of America to become involved through dialogue with three iconic Broadway composers: Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, and George M. Cohan, and two star performers, Sophie Tucker and Ma Rainey from the years 1914-1919. On the other side of the ocean, we meet a loving English couple; Jack, a soldier who writes letters home from the front lines and letters from his sweetheart, Bess, as she awaits his return.

Single tickets are $8.00 and may be reserved by calling 618-263-5124.