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Faculty Showcase promises humor and drama

Photo by Kris Drake.

So, what happens when you bring three talented musicians and two gifted actresses together? The answer: A Faculty Showcase that will tug at your heartstrings and tickle your funny bone.

The free event — the first of its kind hosted by St. Catherine University’s combined Department of Music and Theater — will be held Friday, October 2, at 7 p.m., in Frey Theater on the St. Paul campus. The line-up includes:

  • Professor Patricia Connors, piano
    Sonatina for the Left Hand (Dinu Lipatti)
  • Assistant Professor Kristie Tigges, aria
    Chi el bel sogno (Puccini)
  • Professor Arlene Goter, piano
    Jeux d'Eau (Ravel)
  • Assistant Professor Teresa Lyons Hegdahl, monologue
    from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
  • Assistant Professor Pamyla Stiehl, show tune

The program will also include two collaborative pieces:

  • Hegdahl, St. Kate’s program director of theater, and Stiehl will perform two scenes from two shows, Motherhood Outloud and The Odd Couple.
  • Connors, the University’s director of choral activities, will join forces with Tigges and Goter for “The Grass is Always Greener” from the musical Woman of the Year.

Everyone is welcome. No tickets needed.

“We are very excited to share our work,” says Professor Hegdahl. “And we would love to see a full house that evening.”

Faculty Showcase bonus: You get a sneak peek at the set design for the upcoming production of Blithe Spirit.


Schedules for the 2015–16 music season and 2015–16 theater season.


Sep. 27, 2015 by Pauline Oo

See also: Arts, Faculty, Liberal Arts