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Wednesday, 24 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.



• Pat’s School of Dance will host a “Relay for Life” dance presentation at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Tickets are $10. 828.488.9273 (ext. 2225). 

• The Triple Threat Musical Theatre Show will be at 2 p.m. May 28 at the Bardo Arts Center on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee.

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