Dozen already set for Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda benefit for scholarship fund March 26

Release Date: 3/21/2008. Expired: 3/26/2008

More than a dozen community and professional actors are already signed up to participate in Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: A Night of Musical Theatre to benefit the Mel Romine Memorial Scholarship at The Renaissance Center on Wednesday, March 26.

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda is an opportunity for members of the center’s theatre arts family to perform their dream songs from any stage show.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show in the center’s Performance Hall are $10 and all proceeds benefit the center’s scholarship, which is given to a graduating senior who has participated in the theatre programs at The Renaissance Center.

“This will truly be an eclectic night of entertainment,” said Amy Scott, assistant artistic director for The Renaissance Center. “Every actor has a song he or she has always wanted to sing. But it might have been a song for a different gender, or they weren’t the right age or race to get the role. The song might be from an obscure show that we’ll probably never present or it might be from a musical that is still on Broadway or on tour and the performance rights haven’t been released yet. Whatever the case, this is a night to make that dream come true.

“Any of our Renaissance Players members or past or current members of the Renaissance Repertory Theatre Company, our in-house professional acting troupe, can sign up to sing that dream song in our Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda production. It promises to be a night that can include almost anything.”

The lineup for Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda already includes several favorites from the center’s Repertory Theatre Company and the Renaissance Players community theatre troupe.

Signed up so far to participate so far are:

Bryan J. Wlas, the center’s resident choreographer most recently seen in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre production of My Fair Lady;

Nathan W. Brown, the center’s resident musical director most recently seen in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre production of My Fair Lady;

Holland Taylor, a member of the Renaissance Repertory Theatre Company most recently seen in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre production of My Fair Lady and currently appearing as Alice in the Mind Enriching Theatre series production of Alice in Wonderland;

Tory Gunn, a member of the Renaissance Repertory Theatre Company most recently seen in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre production of My Fair Lady and currently appearing in Alice in Wonderland;

Emma Jordan, a member of the Renaissance Repertory Theatre Company most recently seen in the Gaslight Dinner Theatre production of My Fair Lady and currently appearing in Alice in Wonderland;

Amanda Mollenhour, a member of the Renaissance Players most recently seen in Children of Eden;

Faith Kelm, a member of the Renaissance Players most recently seen in Cats;

Yvonne Smith, a member of the Renaissance Players most recently seen in An Evening of Culture: Faith County II;

Tom Whiting, a member of the Renaissance Players and six-time Jimmy Award winner most recently seen in Peter Pan and currently appearing in Charlotte’s Web;

Carey Thompson, a member of the Renaissance Players and two-time Jimmy Award winner most recently seen in The Curious Savage and currently appearing in Charlotte’s Web;

Dale McCoy, a member of the Renaissance Players most recently seen in Peter Pan, and;

Shawn Lewis, a member of The Renaissance Center’s Community Choir and Chamber Choir.

“We’re still putting the final touches on the lineup for the show and expect it to be a fun and entertaining night full of wonderful music and surprises,” said Scott.

The Mel Romine Memorial Scholarship was created in 2004 in honor of a beloved member of the community theatre program.

“Mel was one of our early stars in our community theatre program,” Scott said. “Even at retirement age, he found something new to enjoy when he got involved in theatre. Mel brought a unique style to every role, whether he was a tree in The Wizard of Oz, playing Sitting Bull in Annie Get Your Gun, wearing a Viking helmet in The Sound of Music or counting his trips around Rome in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

“Everyone who ever worked in a show with Mel grew to love him and anyone who saw a show that Mel was in understands exactly why we created The Mel Scene Stealer Award at the annual Jimmy Awards. Even at the time of his illness and eventual passing, he had been cast as the narrator for our regional premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. There was no show or role that Mel didn’t enjoy and bring a little extra life to. I’m sure if he was still with us, he would sign up to sing something outrageous for Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda.”

Since its creation following Romine’s death, the Mel Romine Scholarship has been awarded to Sarah Arnold of Nashville, Hannah Durgin of Bon Aqua and Caitlin Teal Little of Clarksville.

For more information on Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda: A Night of Musical Theatre, call (615) 740-5600 or visit The Renaissance Center’s Web site at www.rcenter.org. To purchase tickets, call (615) 740-5601.

The Renaissance Center is a fine arts education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.

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