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Samford theatre department presentsSamford University adds:
Jane Eyre. The Musical
Paul Gordon & John Caird
April 30-May 2 in Harrison Theatre as part of the Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday
The production stars senior musical theatre major Carin Lagerberg as the titular lead and junior musical theatre major J.D. Myers as Edward Fairfax Rochester. The musical will also feature performances by Corey Wagoner, Abi Benke, Elise Leveille, Kyle Pierce and Elizabeth McGuire.
“This production not only meets some of the strengths of our program but was also one of suggestions made by last year’s student selection committee,” said theatre faculty member J. Clayton Winters, the director and choreographer of the production. “It is a newer work with pop stylings and a classical musical approach as well as having many strong female rolls and a solid academic appeal."
“The classic story and its ties to a great work of literature is a definite draw for many. For those unfamiliar with the story they will certainly be gripped by the great love story, the wonderful music and costuming, and the inventive staging utilized to tell the story.” (Philip Poole)