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Feb. 7, 2013

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima arts take a look at rock musicals

The departments of art, theatre and music at The Ohio State University at Lima present their second Art, Theatre, Music (ATM) Showcase at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 28, 2013, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall.

The ATM Showcase, "A Look at Rock Musicals," depicts where art, theatre and music meet. It is a study of how fine arts are often intertwined, drawing on one another for inspiration to create new forms of art. More specifically, this project is a workshop performance of selected musical numbers from some of the best known "rock" musicals of the past 60 years – Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Shop of Horrors, RENT, and Spring Awakening.

With minimal production values, the focus of the workshop is to give interested students an opportunity to work on their musical theatre skills, working towards not only singing well, but truly being able to "act" a song. Twenty students will participate in the performance. The showcase has been coordinated and directed by Margie Anich, lecturer of theatre, and Matt Young, lecturer of music and director of choral activities. Dr. Margaret Young, assistant professor of music, and Matt Young will accompany on the piano.

This event contains strong language and subject matter. The ATM is free and open to the public.