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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 00:00

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Musical variety show available for bookings

Road Works, the Western Carolina University’s outreach program that offers free music, film and theatrical events to communities throughout the region, is presenting a musical variety show titled “Livin’ the Dream” this summer. 

The production features a cast of five student singers — Claire Lemke, Justin Gray, Marquita Someliana, Jacob Plaisted and Keely Smith — presenting an eclectic and exciting mix of tunes, some with musical accompaniment, said Jon Henson, WCU’s assistant director of athletic bands.

Song selections range from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Starting Something” to Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Other featured artists whose hits will be covered are James Brown, Justin Timberlake, Ella Fitzgerald and Pentatonix, and a couple of songs from the hit movie “Dreamgirls” are included.

Twenty performances are scheduled from May 13 through June 10, with opportunities for other bookings available. To host, an organization or civic group needs a performance space and to promote the event to its membership or community. For booking, contact Henson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.227.2711.


‘The Great Gatsby’ at HART

A stage production of the literary classic “The Great Gatsby” will be held at 7:30 p.m. May 19-20, 26-27 and June 2-3, 8-10, and also at 2 p.m. May 21, 28 and June 4, 11 at the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre in Waynesville. 

“Sweeping…excellent…Levy’s adaptation wisely anchors itself around the first-person account of narrator Nick Carraway…a satisfying conclusion…affecting.” — Variety.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.harttheatre.org or call 828.456.6322. 



• The Highlands Performing Arts Center will continue the “Live via Satellite” series with the National Theatre of London’s production of “Twelfth Night” at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20. Tickets are available online at www.highlandspac.org, at the door or by calling 828.526.9047.  

• The Triple Threat Musical Theatre Show will be at 6 p.m. May 20 and 3 p.m. May 21 at the Bardo Arts Center on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee.

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