CU to Hold Encore of Student-composed Musical ‘Just a Breeze to a Hurricane’

By Ashley Sidebottom, staff writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – There will be an encore performance of “Just a Breeze to a Hurricane,” an original contemporary musical production written by Campbellsville University senior composition major Matthew Hodge of Taylorsville, Ky.

The encore will be performed at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts building and will be professionally video recorded.

Tickets are required for the show, and will cost $5 for the general public. CU students can attend for free by presenting their student ID at the door.

“I’m going to college now!” opens the show and sets the stage for the production that follows the lives of a close-knit group of friends as they journey through college.

With 17 original songs, fully-choreographed dance sequences, and a cast of CU students, faculty and staff, the musical is one for the whole family.

“Just a Breeze to a Hurricane” combines both humor and drama to present an insider’s view into the lives of three college students, all with different ideas about what their college experience should be.

Friendship, acceptance, love, pain, betrayal, jealousy, fear and forgiveness combine to create a tale to which people of all ages and backgrounds can relate.

CU seniors, David Rodgers of Hawesville, Ky., and Josh Hensley of Vine Grove, Ky., are stars of the show, along with Taylor County High School senior Chanelle Gardner and members of the CU faculty and staff, including Jennifer Tinnell, director of the Tiger Marching Band and instructor in music, and Anne Gibbs, secretary in the School of Music and adjunct instructor in music.

Hodge is a 2004 graduate of Bullitt East High School and is the son of Roger and Monica Hodge of Louisville.

For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the Campbellsville University School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,405 students who represent 98 Kentucky counties, 25 states and 29 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2008 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 22nd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South and eighth in the South for “Great Schools, Great Prices.” CU has been ranked 15 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges®. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.

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