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May 2-3: Students from Music Vocal Studios to Perform

Performances will be in Halling Recital Hall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 4-22-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Students from the Department of Music vocal studios will perform on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 PM and again on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for Performing Arts, 320 Maywood Ave.

The performance is titled, “Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly… Truth” and is directed by Professor Nicholas Wayne and Dr. Stephanie Thorpe. The concert is a contemporary review of some of Broadway’s and animated film’s best show tunes including songs from "Rent," "Guys and Dolls," "Tangled," and "Toy Story 2," among others.

The students are excited about the experience and the chance to perform. Music Industry major Taylor Yliniemi says, “I've learned the importance of singing in a way that doesn't resemble how I sing in a choir. I've gotten stuck in a rut stylistically and this departure to more contemporary, theatrical material has allowed me to move forward and adapt to new styles.” International student Dolly Baruah said, “I am super excited to perform, not only to sing but also to act along with it. I am very excited to perform on the Performing Arts stage in front of a huge audience. I have always dreamed of performing there ever since I came to Minnesota State University, Mankato.”

General admission is $12; $11 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discounted tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to For more information, call the Performance Series office, 507-389-5549.

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