Thursday, March 5, 2015

BW Leads NYC Reading of "Saturday Night Fever" Musical

Bussert (left) and the alumni cast. Photo credit: Anthony Sangaria

The director of the acclaimed Baldwin Wallace University music theatre programVictoria Bussert, had the chance to heat up midtown Manhattan on a recent February night, as she directed a private industry reading of the stage musical of Saturday Night Fever.

Bussert, along with fellow BW professor and music director of the music theatre program, David Pepin, led the reading with a lot of star power from former Yellow Jackets.

The cast for the evening included BW alumni Corey Mach '10, Shannon O'Boyle '12, Caitlin Houlahan '14, Libby Servais '08, Mack Shirilla '13, Jude McCormick '13, Chris Cowan '14, Anthony Sagaria '14, Wilson Bridges '07, Jay Ellis '12, Cole Burden '04, and Sainty Nelsen '13 among other notable Broadway performers detailed in Broadway World.

The reading came as part of the musical being made available for performance by groups outside of national tours. Bussert and Pepin will be heading BW's own production of Saturday Night Fever featuring current music theatre students for one weekend-only at Playhouse Square the first weekend of May.