Newman music department presents ‘Come Alive’

Oct 15, 2020

Newman University will present “Come Alive,” a musical stage production, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-14, in De Mattias Performance Hall.

The show was slated to run in the spring of 2020 before the pandemic caused a change in plans. Deanne Zogleman, director of music, said the performers had been working on the show for a couple of months before production halted.

The students are all elated at the opportunity to make the show happen, even though it is a semester later. And seven of the May 2020 spring graduates will return to perform in what would have been their last stage performance at Newman.

The show begins in a fall setting, a new year at a university much like Newman, during a chorale retreat. It follows the lives of the students through their friendships, romances and life as chorale students, as they prepare for a spring show at their university.

The show is an upbeat, fun, jukebox musical that is sure to make you smile, something Zogleman said is “just what we need right now.”

The music ranges from contemporary Broadway from the last 10 years, Pentatonix pop arrangements and a big dance number, Dance Evolution.

Zogleman is the show’s producer, director and choreographer. The show was written by Phil Speary, dean of Academic Support Services at Butler Community College, and a close friend to Zogleman.

The show runs for three nights with limited seating available at each performance, with a maximum of 80 guests per show. Saturday’s show is SOLD OUT. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and free for Newman students with an ID.

To reserve tickets prior to the performance night, contact Zogleman at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2196.

For safety reasons, audience members are required to wear facial coverings. The performers on stage will also be wearing facial coverings.