Production team prepares for WSCC musical

July 25, 2013

FB production teamVICTORY TWP. — The musical production team behind West Shore Community College’s upcoming musical, “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” is gearing up for the show’s run from August 8 – 10, at 7:30 p.m., and August 11, at 2 p.m.

This long-running fall down funny hit musical is a roast of Broadway shows where Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in an hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.

The musical production team is made up of vocal coach Scott Emelander, accompanist Jaime Pepple, and choreographer Lindsay Roberts.

“This trio has spun the considerable vocal talents of a particularly gifted cast into pure musical gold,” says director, Dr. Rick Plummer.  “Not to mention, they are a remarkably fun group to work with!”

Emelander is the choral director at Shelby High School and an adjunct professor of music at the college.

“Jaime and Lindsay are a blast to work with,” Emelander says. “With ‘Forbidden Broadway’, you’ll hear melodies from musicals by Andrew Lloyd Weber, Stephen Sondheim and the ‘Hairspray’ composers, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, all in one show. It’s really hilarious stuff.”

The show’s accompanist, Jaime Pepple, recently conducted the orchestra for Manistee Civic Player’s production of “Peter Pan.”
“I couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with,” Pepple says. “The thing I love about this show is that you never know which campy caricature will pop up next. It’s hilarious, whether you’re into Broadway musicals or not.”
Manistee resident Lindsay Roberts instructs dance classes at Letha Fulton’s School of Dance.
“I love working with Scott and Jaime. It’s nice to have such a great team of people who can give suggestions both vocally and dance wise. You won’t find a show with something from ‘Fiddler’, ‘West Side Story’, and ‘A Chorus Line’ on stage together anywhere else but this one,” said Roberts.

To purchase or reserve tickets, call 231-843-5507, or stop by the Center Stage Theater box office located in the Arts & Science Center. Visa, Master Card, Discover credit cards are accepted.

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