Opera/Musical Theater program wows audiences

The UMHB Department of Music has done it again. The Opera/Musical Theatre wowed the audience with their renditions of songs from a variety of Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals. The program was conducted by Mr. George Hogan, the Director of OMT.
The night started off with the “Carousel Waltz,” performed by a 50-piece orchestra. The first song, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” from the musical State Fair stu

The Opera/Musical Theater program singing. Photo by Katrina Wordell.

nned the audience. Penny Hogan, the Associate Director of the OMT program, led the vocals with grace as the OMT singers accompanied in the background.
And instead of just including students in the performance, alumni were also invited to perform in the program. It was a unique touch that was an amazing addition to homecoming week.
One of the favorite performances was “There is Nothing Like a Dame” from South Pacific. The OMT men put on a hilarious performance that had the audience laughing on more than one occasion. This song even included a cameo appearance from Mr. Hogan.
The show ended with “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel. It featured several OMT singers with individual parts. At the end of the song, the alumni came on stage and the song ended with the voices from both the current and past OMT performers.
The performance was spectacular. It was a show filled with nostalgic songs from the musical classics that will never get old. The Opera/Musical Theatre performed these songs with a beauty and grace that would make Rodgers & Hammerstein proud.

Author: Katrina Wordell

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