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Otterbein University Theatre Presents Dance 2012: Spotlight!

February 20, 2012

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dance 2012: Spotlight! at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 1; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $15. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/artscene for more information.

The annual dance concert features styles ranging from ballet and tap to modern and jazz, choreographed by Otterbein’s talented faculty and students. The 2012 concert will include music by Frank Sinatra and choreography in the Bob Fosse style. The all-Otterbein student cast will include theatre and musical theatre majors, alongside dance minors.

After graduation, many Otterbein dancers have found success on the professional stage, including Dan Knechtges, class of 1994, a choreographer of Broadway shows including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 110 in the Shade and Xanadu, which earned a Tony Award nomination for best choreography. He is currently director and choreographer for Broadway’s Lysistrata Jones.

Other notable Otterbein dancers include Tony Gonzalez ’04 with the cast of Broadway’s Mamma Mia!; Lindsay Chambers ’02 with the cast of Broadway’s Lysistrata Jones; Nathan Keen ’10 with the national tour of West Side Story; Liz Baumgartner ’09 with the national tour of In the Mood; Claire Longest ’09 and Christa Carlisle ’10 with Walt Disney World; and Barbara Jo Bednarczuk ’11 with Legally Blond at the Marriott Theatre in Chicago.

Tickets for Dance 2012: Spotlight! can be reserved by calling the Otterbein University box office at (614) 823-1109. The box office is open 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability. The box office is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville.

Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance presents:
Dance 2012: Spotlight!
March 1-4, 2012
The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

PRODUCTION TEAM
Artistic Director: Stella Hiatt-Kane
Choreographers:
Otterbein University Dance Faculty: Stella Hiatt-Kane, Kathy Bartelt, Scott Brown, Jon Devlin, Maria Glimcher, Tammy Plaxico, Sue Saurer, Heather White-Cotterman
Otterbein University Theatre Choreographer: Lili Froehlich
Costume Designer: Rebecca White
Lighting Designer: Dana White
Sound Designer: Eric VanWagner

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION

Thursday, March 1*

7:30 p.m.

The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville
* Opening night; Reception following performance.

Friday, March 2

8:00 p.m.

The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Saturday, March 3

8:00 p.m.

The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

Sunday, March 4

2:00 p.m.

The Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville

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