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“Love on the Rocks” - A musical cabaret about life, love and relationships

April 18, 2008

The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Theatre Arts and Dance presents an evening of songs about life, love and relationships in a cabaret-style musical show called “Love on the Rocks.” The show will be performed by students from the theatre department’s Musical Theatre II course. “Love on the Rocks” will run for one night only in Roussel Hall, May 1, at 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

The department’s Musical Theatre II course focuses on understanding how to act a song by actively portraying the feelings, needs and vulnerabilities in the song. C. Patrick Gendusa, visiting assistant professor of theatre, says “The course teaches students to experience how moving the truth can be in a musical theatre performance. It’s a compelling experience to watch performers live on stage, through the medium of song. ‘Love on the Rocks’ is about having a passion for something, it’s about relationships, it’s about life!”

Gendusa directs the all-student cast who includes Kayla August, mass communication junior from Kenner, La.; Miki Byrne, music performance junior from Fairfax, Va.; Shannon Corrigan, mass communication senior from Harvey, La.; Rachel DeJonge, music education senior from Kenner, La.; Leigh DiAna, music industry studies junior from Salt Lake City, Utah; Joshua Eichhorn, theatre arts sophomore from Metairie, La.; Rebecca Hollingsworth, theatre arts junior from Destrehan, La.; Ted Makarewicz, mass communication senior from Ballwin, Mo.; Gabi Rivera, mass communication junior from Caguas, Puerto Rico; Anna Toujas, mass communication senior from Metairie, La.; Christian Wisenbaker, music performance senior from Savannah, Ga.; and Summer Zeimetz, mass communication senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. The performances will be accompanied by pianist Matt Van Vrancken.

For more information, please contact C. Patrick Gendusa at cpgendus@loyno.edu or (504) 865-2835.

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