(February 11, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Musical Theater Group Presents Fourth Annual Review February 16

Shreveport, La.—The recently chartered Centenary Musical Theater Group presents the fourth annual review entitled "Lovin' Ain't Easy" Saturday, February 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Hurley School of Music's Anderson Auditorium.

The auditioned ensemble of more than 30 Centenary students will present songs from a variety of Broadway musicals including Hairspray, Chicago, Spring Awakening, and Avenue Q and will be accompanied by Michael Rafferty on guitar, Kirk Reedstrom on bass, Ruben Reyes on piano, and alumnus Jeremey DelaCerda '06 on drums.

The Musical Theater Group is a student-lead organization unofficially formed in the spring of 2005 by Centenary Alumna Amy Williams '06. Members of the Board of Directors include Co-Musical Directors Adam Philley and Missy Wise, Co-Choreographers Amanda Geneux and Marcus Jauregui, and Artistic Director Jenni Loer.

"The spring review is always one of the highlights of the semester," said Adam Philley, "I have been lucky enough to watch it grow from the very beginning. Receiving a charter from the Student Government Association means this group will be around for years to come."

The production is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Hurley School of Music at 318.869.5235 or e-mail email.

Members of the cast by their states and hometowns are:

Cabot—Katie Jones
Little Rock—Katie Baker, Allyson Wilson

Grinnell—Misty Lane

Baton Rouge—Nolan Budgewater, Lori Lusted, Kaitlyn Westerhaus
Branch—Lindsey Hotaling
Lafayette—Emily Mwakitawa
Mandeville—Christine Cumming, Caitlin Kennedy
Minden—Corey Shadd, Chrissy Wise, Missy Wise
Monterey—Adam Philley
Monroe—Nancy Carey
Ponchatoula—Andy Osborn
Ringgold—Nicholas Mauldin
Shreveport—Emma Cook, Jeremy DelaCerda '06, Amanda Geneux, Kari Kennon
Sibley—CJ Winkle

Tulsa—Virginia-Kate Mather

Beaumont—Carrie Mercer
Brownsville—Ruben Reyes
Garland—Bret Bello
Henderson—Travis Orr
Houston—Peyton Davis, Kirk Reedstrom
Irving—Michael Jarboe, Marcus Jauregui, Michael Rafferty
San Antonio—Jenni Loer

About Centenary

Centenary College of Louisiana is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South.