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Malone University Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro – April 4 - 5

March 12, 2014 | Release # 6853

UPDATE: All performances have been sold out!

College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences. The Department of Music - Opera Theatre will present The Marriage of Figaro April 4-5, 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. UPDATE: All performances have been sold out. 

The performance will be an abridged version of Mozart's work with adapted English dialogue set in the 1920s, "Downton Abbey" style, and will be the University's first full opera in four acts.

Returning to the Malone University stage for one evening will be Laurel Weir, a 2013 music alumna, in a special guest appearance as Countess Almaviva. Miss Weir also recently performed at Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

The full cast is listed below.

*denotes a Friday evening performance. 
# denotes a Saturday evening performance.

Cast in order of appearance:

#Jessica Crowell, a senior music ministry major from Hanoverton, Ohio
*Laura Haynam, a senior music education major from North Canton, Ohio

*Paul Gosposinsky, visiting performer
#Paolo Parodi, visiting performer

#Melissa Sorohan, adjunct faculty, Malone University
*Michelle Wagner, an exercise science major from Wadsworth, Ohio

Logan Coleman, a junior music ministry major from Williamsfield, Ohio

Hannah Miller, a senior nursing and music major from Wooster, Ohio

Count Almaviva         
Bret Cowden, a freshman undeclared major from Paris, Ohio

Don Basilio                
Chaz Stead, a senior music major from East Sparta, Ohio

Countess Almaviva    
*Yasmeen Perrin, an auditing undeclared major from Akron, Ohio
#Laurel Weir, a 2013 music alumna and current student at the Cleveland Institute of Music conservatory

#Summer Grier, a junior music major from Massillon, Ohio
*Jeremy Howdyshell, a sophomore liberal arts major from Zanesville, Ohio

Don Curzio                
Darius McBride, a senior music education major from Henrietta, New York

Natali Masters, a sophomore music production major from Las Cruces, New Mexico

Student Conductor    
Justin Dye, a junior music education major from Williamsfield, Ohio

Collaborative Pianist  
Patrick Wickliffe, adjunct professor, Malone University

Set design                 
Jim Brothers, technical director, Malone University

Artistic and Musical Director
Cynthia Wohlschlager, lecturer of music, Malone University

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
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