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David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

Roadworks

A Free Outreach Program

Offering experiential arts opportunities throughout the summer to our community.

The David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts at Western Carolina University presents WCU Roadworks. This free program began with The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged performances from students in the School of Stage and Screen in 2016. In 2017, the students from the School of Music were featured in a variety show, Living the Dream. The summer of 2018 brought the students from the School of Art and Design out and around the community in an “Art Trailer.” The program has now come full circle and will feature again the School of Stage and Screen students in the Summer of 2019 Musical Review.

(From left to right) Callista Brown, Kelley Stancil, Benjamin Reilly, Matt Howie, Jasmine Herbert

 (From left to right) Callista Brown, Kelley Stancil, Benjamin Reilly, Matt Howie, Jasmine Herbert

The musical theatre review is an excellent option for any summer. It showcases the dynamic talent of five students from the School of Stage and Screen’s Musical Theatre program. The Musical Review will feature popular works from Wicked and Pippin and many more contemporary musicals. This free offering is family friendly and has a run time of less than one hour.

This is an opportunity for the Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts share just a taste of what we have here on campus throughout the school year into our local community.   

The program runs from May 13 - June 22, 2019. If you are interested in learning more about Roadworks or would like to request the Musical Review for your event, please click here or below to connect via our contact form.       

ROADWORKS EVENT REQUEST CONTACT FORM

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES
Tuesday, June 11 at 6PM: Jackson County Public Library
Wednesday, June 12 at 2PM & 8PM: 2PM - Hudson Library | 8PM - The Paper Mill Lounge
Saturday, June 15 at 1PM: Macon County Public Library
Saturday June 22 at 7PM: Mad Batter Food & Film

MEET THE CAST AND CREW

Click on each name below to learn more about that member of the cast and crew. 

CALLISTA BROWN (CAST MEMBER)

Hello! My name is Callista Brown and I am thrilled to be performing with this awesome cast! I am a senior at Western Carolina University and most recently was Viola in Twelfth Night and Anna in Spring Awakening. I have two big dogs named Ben and Sam and one fat cat name Jessie. I'd like to thank my family for all their love and support! Enjoy the show!

MATT HOWIE (CAST MEMBER)

Matt Howie is a recent graduate of the Musical Theater Class of 2019. Matt Howie has been singing since he was 4 years old and plans to continue singing till the day he no longer can. Matt plans on working various jobs related to the arts so that he can save up enough money to move some day. Matt can play the Alto Sax and is currently learning how to play the acoustic guitar.

benjamin reilly (CAST MEMBER)

Benjamin Reilly is a Sophomore at Western Carolina University. He is an Acting major who sings on the side and enjoys plying piano, jazz, and long walks on the beach. He is very excited to be performing alongside his talented friends!

kelley stancil (CAST MEMBER)

Kelley Stancil is a rising junior BFA Musical Theatre major at Western Carolina University. She is from the other side of North Carolina, all the way in Elizabeth City, NC! So far in her colligate theatre career, Kelley has gotten a taste of all aspects of the theatre world. From working as a spot-op in WCU's production of Spring Awakening, placing in the top 6 of the Musical Theatre Initiative at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, to most recently where she played Charlotte in a student-run production of The Lacy Project directed by Callista Brown. In the fall, Kelley will be making her mainstage debut here at WCU and joining the cast of Urinetown, directed by Dustin Whitehead as an ensemble member and understudying the role of Pennywise. She is so thankful for all of the opportunities she has been given so far in her time at WCU and she can't wait for these next two years!

JASMINE HERBERT (PRODUCTION MANAGER)

Hello! I’m Jasmine Herbert and I am a rising junior in the Stage and Screen program at Western Carolina University. I am an actor, filmmaker, and designer. I am so excited to be involved with this project with these amazing people!

KRISTEN HEDBERG (FACULTY ADVISOR)

In addition to serving as Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, teaching voice at WCU, Kristen Hedberg enjoys a freelance career in musical theatre and opera, both as a performer and director. Her former students can be seen on the stages of regional houses, theme parks, cruise ships, National and International Tours, Off Broadway and Broadway companies. Additionally, Kristen enjoys working as guest voice instructor for Terrence Mann and Charlotte d’Amboise’s Triple Arts musical theatre summer intensive. 

 

Kristen received her Master of Music from the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute at UNC School of the Arts. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (UNC School of the Arts) and a Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre (Catawba College).

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