It?s time to spend the evening watching and listening to Broad-way hits. Off Broadway On Campus, UR?s student musical theater group, will be performing its third annual spring show Friday evening at 8 p.m. in Strong Auditorium.
This year?s show is entitled ?No Business Like Show Business? and is comprised of 19 numbers from several Broadway hits, including ?Hard Knock Life? from ?Annie,? ?We Beseech Thee? from ?Godspell? and ?A Lotta Livin? to Do? from ?Bye Bye Birdie.? All numbers were selected and choreographed by members and will be directed by members as well.
?We are expecting a very professional, high-energy, entertaining show,? senior member Susan Hammontree said. ?Musical theater is like nothing else and we are working hard to bring it to the UR community. It moves us and inspires us, and we want to share it with UR.?
Before each number, members of OBOC will give a short history lesson on the show that the piece comes from, explaining who wrote the show, when it opened on Broadway and the basic plot to help the audience jump into the number, Hammontree said.
Lighting and costuming will be as authentic as possible to the actual show in order to create an atmosphere of a Broadway show.
?There will be a lot of singing, dancing and humor,? junior and OBOC secretary Kelly LaPlante said. ?It?s the only opportunity to see musical performances on campus.?
OBOC has been in existence for three years and it continues to bring Broadway music and dance to UR through several performances a year.
?We expect the audience to laugh, to cry and hopefully get those haunting chills.? Hamm-ontree said. ?It?s going to be good.?
Tickets are $3 for students and $4 for the general public and are available at the Common Market or at the door.