SCU Creative Arts Department to Perform 'Barber of Seville'

The Southwestern Christian University Creative Arts department is happy to announce their presentation, with permission of G. Schirmer Inc., Pierre Beaumarchais’ Barber of Seville in four different performances throughout the month of April.

Rodrigo Rivas and Garrett Rounsaville split parts as Count Almaviva, a witty, young count who experiences love at first sight after meeting the beautiful Rosina, played by Ariel Stillwell and Sheri Bray. Rosina, however, remains locked away by Dr. Bartolo, played by Antonio Gloria, who has his own intentions of marrying the girl.

Jamin Bishop and Larry Stillwell are featured in the title role of Figaro the Barber, the former servant of the Count that now has connections with Dr. Bartolo as well as access to the doctor’s home and, in turn, Rosina. Figaro devises several deceitful plans in order to bring the Count and Rosina together and in the end, true love wins out.

A story of rivalry for love and mischievous plans, the Barber of Seville is the comedic opera that tells the tale of what one man goes through to capture the heart of the woman he loves.

Also starring in the Barber of Seville is Johnny Bland, who takes on the role of Basilio, the music master to Rosine and Geordan Kanelopoulos, who stars as the Count’s servant, Fiorello. The part of Ambrosius, the yawning servant of Dr. Bartolo, is played by Dillon Sprecker while Lyndsey Light and Karen Steffin split parts as his old, sneezing housemaid, Berta. Nolan Light plays the part of the officer and Jonathan Smith grabs the role of Notary. Nolan, Jonathan, and Dillon also serve as musicians alongside Keith Bray and DeWayne Couts. All musicians will also be used as the police force.

Directed by Rodney Brazil and accompanied by Gara Kyle, the Barber of Seville will be shown in SCU’s Minchew Auditorium on April 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st at 7pm each night.

Tickets will be $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Students attending Southwestern Christian University will be admitted at no charge.

Please contact SCU receptionist Sheri Sherrill at 405.789.7661 or to purchase tickets.