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home : news : news Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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Tickets on sale at DeWitt City Hall
The Wartburg Players and Wartburg College music department will present "Kiss Me, Kate" Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Central Performing Arts Center at the high school in DeWitt. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for complimentary appetizers and a cash bar of "mocktails."

Tickets are on sale at DeWitt city hall and online at www.midwestix.com.

Central grad returns to her alma mater's stage

By Kate Howes
Staff writer

Soon Mariah Driscoll will take the stage at the Central Performing Arts Center (CPAC) as she has done many times before.

This time, however, Driscoll will be gracing the stage as a high school graduate and college student.

Saturday, Feb. 2, the Wartburg Players and Wartburg College Music Department will present the Cole Porter musical "Kiss Me, Kate" at the CPAC.

Driscoll, a freshman soprano, will perform as a member of the chorus.

As a student at Central, the daughter of LouAnn Driscoll and Patrick Driscoll of DeWitt was involved in choir all four years of high school, was a member of the Chamber Singers for two years, participated in solo and state vocal contests and performed in the musicals "Oklahoma," "Into the Woods" and "Meet Me in St. Louis."

Now in her first year at Wartburg, Driscoll has been introduced to theater on a whole other level and is enjoying every minute of it.

"Performing here is a lot of fun but also more professional," she relates.

Driscoll says a couple of ways a college production differs from a high school production is the amount of responsibilities each performer has and rehearsals are lengthy.

But the experience only has made her more enthusiastic about continuing to perform at the college level.

"Being involved in a college production is a great experience because everyone is so talented and it is fun to see everything come together," Driscoll says.

Driscoll also will perform in "Kiss Me, Kate" at Wartburg, Feb. 21-23.

Returning to the Central stage will be somewhat surreal for Driscoll.

However, she is looking forward to being back at her alma mater doing what she loves.

"The college does a musical every year, and I definitely will try out next year," she relates. "I love performing and I will continue to do so throughout my college life and hopefully, the rest of my life."

Driscoll says she also hopes to teach music and is considering pursuing her doctorate in music.


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