Jan 29, 2014

Modern "Romeo and Juliet" Comes to Cherry Theater

Photo Caption: Cast members of "Romeo and Juliet" include commercial entertainment graduates Josh Lowery as Romeo, Teriney Crawford as Juliet, Johnna Seigo as Nurse, Greg Richards as Tybalt, Seth Teegarden as Friar, Kelsey Wilson as Balthasar, Nikki White as Benvolio, Jordan Wallace as Paris and Liz Bungert as Apothecary. The cast also includes Erin Kazmark, a Columbia State graduate and Lili Eubank, commercial entertainment instructor of basic construction and stage craft at the Williamson County campus.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Jan. 28, 2014) - - -
In conjunction with the Lyceum Committee and the humanities department, Columbia State Community College presents the Day and Night Theatre Company's modern production of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Cherry Theater.

Directed by Lenny West, former Columbia State student, the production features a theater troupe comprised of Columbia State commercial entertainment graduates and former students, including Josh Lowery as Romeo and Teriney Crawford as Juliet.

The Cherry Theater is in the Waymon L. Hickman building on the Columbia campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. The performance is free and open to the public.

Columbia State's commercial entertainment program is unique in that students learn all aspects of the performance industry-commercial voice, dance, studio recording, songwriting, acting and stagecraft-in a concentrated amount of time. The department specializes in recording artist development, providing the aspiring country or pop artist with vocal, showcasing, recording and songwriting skills.

Columbia State offers a two-year transfer degree in commercial entertainment as well as one-year technical certificate with options for contemporary singers, actors and dancers, as well as musicians and songwriters.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.

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