Community members are invited to see “Naturally Sharp,” the Reinhardt University Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association, perform a variety show of original musical comedy, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the Falany Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Reinhardt University in Waleska, Ga. Admission is $3 per person, and the proceeds will help fund the group’s professional activities, service and community projects. “Naturally Sharp” is made up of Reinhardt music performance, music education, and sacred music majors and is affiliated with the Georgia Music Teachers Association and Music Teachers National Association.
Susan Naylor, an associate professor of music at Reinhardt and the group’s advisor, describes the show as “good, clean entertainment for the whole family. It’s a fun way to reach out to the community, to showcase our incredibly talented students, and to raise funds to support their activities.” She also gives an interesting guarantee: “If you don’t laugh your socks off, we’ll give you your money back. Otherwise, we’ll just give your socks back.”
Students are key leaders in the production. King Waters, a music performance major from Tampa, Fla., and co-president of “Naturally Sharp,” is directing this year’s show, and Brandon Sosebee, a music performance major from Ball Ground, Ga., will emcee the evening. Other performers include “Naturally Sharp” Co-President Brianna Hendrickson of Canton, Ga., Lily Freeman, Unita Harris, Kanisha Howard, Katie Kemp, Christopher Lawhorne, LeeAnn Moore, Holly Nash, Charity Neese, David Richards, and Marjorie Saviano.
Included in the line-up will be “From the Bottom” - a take-off of the NPR show, “From the Top;” student reports of little known speculations about Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov and the origin of world music; a duet with two cats; a couple of confused pianists; a special appearance by the rapper, Emma Naylor; vignettes featuring a Hoe Down, Silent Film enactment, Mash-off, Practice Room Scene and Ode to Tom; and last, but not least, a surprise ending inspired by the popular music scene in the 1970s.
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