Due to the extension of Appalachian State's Spring Break to March 23, 2020, and UNC System guidelines to limit events and gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the performances of Miscast will be postponed.
By Cassie Miller
BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian Musical Theatre Club (AMTC), a student organization affiliated with the Department of Theatre and Dance, will present two free performances of Miscast on March 20 and March 21 at 7 p.m. at IG Greer Theatre at 401 Academy Street.
While the performance is free of charge, donations are encouraged. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the performance and seats are available on a first come basis.
AMTC is open to students of all theatrical backgrounds opportunity to perform and produce musical events at Appalachian State University.
Every performer has dream roles that they have wanted to play their whole lives. Some of those are unattainable due to the performer’s physical characteristics.
In Miscast, talented students recreate crowd favorite musical theatre hits with all age, gender, and ethnicity norms put aside. No matter what performers look like or sound like, this is their chance to portray characters they never thought they could.
Miscast will feature a variety of solos, duets, and group numbers from hit shows such as Grease, Hairspray, Wicked, Aladdin, and more!
About the Cast of Miscast
The 2020 showcase of “Miscast” is directed by Chloe Zwilling, a sophomore General Theatre major from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Zwilling is thrilled to have this opportunity and commented, “It’s so great to give people a chance to perform songs they love that they otherwise would not be able to. It’s a fun, hilarious, and entertaining performance to both be a part of and watch!”
The show is being produced by Allie Mariotte, a freshman Theatre Education major from Wake Forest, North Carolina. “Watching the actors have fun on stage playing characters in a gaudy way is very entertaining and I cannot wait for everyone to see their hard work on stage,” said Mariotte.
The showcase features choreography by Cali Lilly, a junior Theatre major from Morehead City, North Carolina, and Sarah Turner, a sophomore Theatre Education major from Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
The production team is mentored by faculty adviser Dr. Derek Davidson, and the production will be hosted by Tim Reis, senior General Theatre and Creative Writing double major from Asheville, North Carolina.
About the Department of Theatre and Dance
The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of seven departments housed in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts. Its mission is to facilitate transformative experiences for students and the public, which cultivate compassionate, creative and collaborative communities through theatre and dance. The department also offers coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the general university student population. Its dynamic co-curricular production program provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to departmental students, the university community and the region.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 200 undergraduate and graduate majors.