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Milligan announces Broadway revue

Milligan College, TN (October 2, 2008) – Milligan College’s new Gregory Center for the Liberal Arts is a flurry of activity as the college’s music area prepares for their annual Broadway revue, “Step into the Spotlight,” on Oct. 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.

“Step into the Spotlight,” a revue of upbeat spirituals, stage and film music, will combine the talents of the Milligan Concert Choir and Orchestra . The revue will feature solos, ensembles and choral numbers from “Annie,” “Guys and Dolls,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” and “Hairspray.” The songs of Irving Berlin also will be highlighted. Additionally, a group of male choir members will sing barbershop selections.

“This is an annual event that is attended by hundreds,” said Dr. Kellie Brown, associate professor of music at Milligan and conductor of the Milligan Orchestra. “This is the first year that we have expanded the revue to include a live orchestra. I believe it will be a welcome treat for our audiences.”

Co-directed by Brown and Dr. John Wakefield, associate professor of music at Milligan, the show is choreographed by Robin Bailey Beals from Gay Whitt School of Dance in Johnson City. Pianist Joel Buckner serves as accompanist.

Tickets for the Oct. 24 and 25 performances of “Step into the Spotlight” are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Milligan College Bookstore, 423.461.8733. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the show; however, advance reservations are encouraged based on previous year sell-outs.

For more information, contact the Milligan College Music Office at 423.461.8723.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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