Published on January 13, 2007 by Mary Wimberley  
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2007-08-28

Samford University Theatre will open its 2007-08 season Sept. 14 and 15 with the lively Kander and Ebb musical review, The World Goes Round.

The musical theatre ensemble presentation will feature six students singing show stopping tunes from such Broadway hits as Cabaret, Chicago (including Mr. Cellophane and All That Jazz) and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

The works of composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb are, according to production director Dr. G. William Bugg, "entertaining and poignant, insightful and hilarious, and honest and raw."

The performers learned the material during the spring semester, and met twice during the summer for rehearsals, said Bugg.

Performers are Matt Andrews, Jeffrey Caulk, Ryan Ford, Rachel Holland, Caitlin Huie and Natalie Saxon. They will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in Bolding Studio. Tickets are $10 adults, $8 senior adults and $6 students/children. For information call (205) 726-2853.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.