Christopher Brandon Straw, a senior musical theatre major from Little Rock, will present his senior vocal recital on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall on the campus of Ouachita Baptist University.
Straw is a member of Theta Alpha Phi national honor fraternity for theatre arts, Campus Activities Board, Reaching Out to Multicultural Students and Ouachita Singers. He has served as vice president for OBU’s chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national fraternity for men in music, was a 2007 Tiger Tunes Host and was chosen for Who’s Who Among American Students in Colleges and Universities in 2009. He has also been a finalist in the Arkansas National Association of Teachers Singing (NATS) auditions and placed third in the recent Mary Shambarger Musical Theatre Competition.
Straw will perform several classical selections, including Mark Hayes’ “A Time for Everything,” Francesco Cilea’s “E la solita storia” from L’Arlesiana, W.A. Mozart’s “Die Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön” from The Magic Flute and William Finn’s “When the Earth Stopped Turning” from Elegies.
Straw will also perform several musical theatre selections, including Stephen Schwartz’ “Wonderful” from Wicked and Marc Shaiman’s “Run and Tell That” from Dreamgirls, as well as Jonathan Larson’s “Santa Fe” and “No Day But Today” from Rent.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact OBU’s School of Fine Arts at (870) 245-5129.
by OBU News Bureau