(February 11, 2008)
Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073
Centenary Musical Theater Group Presents Fourth Annual Review February 16
Shreveport, La.—The recently chartered Centenary Musical Theater Group presents the fourth annual review entitled “Lovin’ Ain’t Easy” Saturday, February 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurley School of Music’s Anderson Auditorium.
The auditioned ensemble of more than 30 Centenary students will present songs from a variety of Broadway musicals including Hairspray, Chicago, Spring Awakening, and Avenue Q and will be accompanied by Michael Rafferty on guitar, Kirk Reedstrom on bass, Ruben Reyes on piano, and alumnus Jeremey DelaCerda ’06 on drums.
The Musical Theater Group is a student-lead organization unofficially formed in the spring of 2005 by Centenary Alumna Amy Williams ’06. Members of the Board of Directors include Co-Musical Directors Adam Philley and Missy Wise, Co-Choreographers Amanda Geneux and Marcus Jauregui, and Artistic Director Jenni Loer.
“The spring review is always one of the highlights of the semester,” said Adam Philley, “I have been lucky enough to watch it grow from the very beginning. Receiving a charter from the Student Government Association means this group will be around for years to come.”
Members of the cast by their states and hometowns are:
Little Rock—Katie Baker, Allyson Wilson
Baton Rouge—Nolan Budgewater, Lori Lusted, Kaitlyn Westerhaus
Mandeville—Christine Cumming, Caitlin Kennedy
Minden—Corey Shadd, Chrissy Wise, Missy Wise
Shreveport—Emma Cook, Jeremy DelaCerda ’06, Amanda Geneux, Kari Kennon
Houston—Peyton Davis, Kirk Reedstrom
Irving—Michael Jarboe, Marcus Jauregui, Michael Rafferty
San Antonio—Jenni Loer
Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.