(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 31, 2004
(Mahwah) – StreetSingers, Ramapo College of New Jersey’s 15-member student group, known for their sweet harmonies and swingin’ arrangements, will present Sophisticated, Sassy Cole Porter. Under the direction of Adjunct Professor Barbara Gordon, two performances are scheduled at Ramapo’s Sharp Theater, Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19, both at 8 p.m.
Porter is known for his complex music requiring a fine level of expert voices. Sophistication is evident in Anything Goes and Kiss Me Kate. He created a pleasant sound with well-known songs such as It’s De-Lovely,” Night and Day,” I Get a Kick Out of You,” You’re the Top” and It Was Just One of Those Things.”
Founded by Gordon three years ago, StreetSingers is made up of students interested in musical theater, many of whom do not major in the performing arts. StreetSingers is about what they bring to the music in terms of presentation, stage presence and quality of voice,” says Gordon, who in addition to her directorial role also performs at the keyboard. There is music, singing, some dance and a lot of dedication. This show also will feature flute, clarinet, piano and drums.”
A record number of students auditioned for this production; of the 40 who tried out, 14 made it to the final round. They are: Darragh Cimis, Bethany K. Fustos, Joseph Halzack, Mallory Hoernig, Megan Knowlton, Lisa Kretchman, Alberto Lorenzo, Eileen Peet, Kevin Pertusiello, Jennifer Ponton, Tom Rondinaro, Susan Shaughnesse, Jenelle Christina Sosa and Jodi Stolow.
Admission for Sophisticated, Sassy Cole Porter is free. The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus. For more information call 201.684.7844.
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Ramapo College
Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com. Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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