BYU’s Music Dance Theatre Program Features Tunes From Hit Musicals in Broadway Revue
The performance will celebrate the human experience with some of Broadway’s most impactful songs
Students in BYU’s Music Dance Theatre (MDT) program will take campus audiences through some of the most beloved moments in musical theatre history when Broadway Revue runs April 4-5.
The variety show, which shares a title with the lively “Bye Bye Birdie” tune “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” will feature fun and inspiring songs from “Ragtime,” “Aida,” “Funny Girl” and other hit musicals.
“Broadway Revue is a show that involves some of our most dedicated Music Dance Theater majors here at BYU,” said Korianne Orton, the faculty mentor over the performance. “It gives the students a chance to share with audiences what the program is about and the teamwork it takes to put on each and every show.”
The show is completely student-run, with direction by Taft Robinson and Dayne Joyner, music direction by Daniel Wallentine and choreography by Meg Flinders with the help of Anna Tanner and other MDT majors.
“These talented directors coupled with the cast will be sure to leave audiences with a spring in their step and a smile on their face,” said Orton. “They have chosen great material that really speaks for itself. These students love what they do and it shows! It’s fun to see the students come together with a common goal of sharing their talents.”
Robinson is excited for the chance to showcase up-and-coming performers in the MDT program while exploring Broadway portrayals of the universal human experience.
“This Broadway Revue is an opportunity for MDT majors to reach out to the community and say ‘thank you,’ all while offering a heartwarming variety show,” he said. “Our hope is to celebrate the many experiences that we all find ourselves in at one point or another — anticipating an exciting future, being a kid, wrestling with loneliness, rejoicing with friends, falling in love, experiencing loss and looking to the future with hope.”
Tickets and Show Details
Performance Dates and Times: April 4-5 | 7 p.m. and April 4 | 9 p.m.
Location: Pardoe Theatre, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
Tickets: Available in person at the BYU HFAC or Marriott Center Ticket Office, by phone at (801) 422-2981 or online at byuarts.com