Divine Comedy’s Into the Glenhood show will be taking place this weekend, March 6 – 7 at 7:00 & 9:00 pm in the Varsity Theatre. To purchase tickets, visit byudivinecomedy.com/tickets.
Playbill, the industry standard for musical theatre news has announced the selections for the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYTF) sponsored Next Link Project. There are some great competitors, but among the ten selections is George Nelson and Jordan Kamalu’s Single Wide. “A love story that isn’t spoiled by the trailer. Katy may live in a tiny trailer park, but that doesn’t stop her from having enormous dreams. As a single mother, living with her own single mother, she does all she can to get her son out of their “single wide” situation. This includes avoiding all men, especially the type who left her there in the first place. But when her son befriends the reclusive new move-in two trailers down, she sees something different in him that makes her take a second look.” To read the whole article, go to http://www.playbill.com/news/article/new-musical-by-american-idol-finalist-among-this-years-new-york-musical-theatre-festival-selections-342584.
- Dance: Pat and Kathie Debenham – Pat graduated from BYU in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education for dance. He’s worked in the Dance Department for over 35 years and retired in 2013. He was a strong voice and participant in the MDT program. Pat’s wife Kathie is currently a Professor of Dance at UVU and is the former dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at UVU.
- Theatre: Kathryn Laycock Little – graduated from BYU in 1982 with a degree in Musical Theatre. While at BYU, Little performed as part of the Young Ambassadors. She was also featured in the webseries Pretty Darn Funny, directed by Jeff Parkin.
- Visual Arts: Christian Vuissa is an alumnus of the media arts program and is a Latter-day Saint filmmaker. He is also the founder and head of the LDS Film Festival. Vuissa is a native of Austria.