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Music professor premieres original work celebrating University's 75th Anniversary

April 16, 2002

Austin Peay will celebrate its 75th Anniversary with a musical written, produced and directed by Dr. George Mabry, professor of music.

"Memories, Milestones & Mischief!" premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, in the concert theatre, music/mass communication building. Additional performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Mabry is well qualified to chronicle APSU in song. Austin Peay's 75th Anniversary marks his 31st year as a member of the music department faculty. During his tenure, he has written and produced several musicals, including "Clarksville Movin' On," which celebrates Clarksville's 200th Anniversary and "Sing Tennessee," written for the 1982 Knoxville World's Fair.

"Memories, Milestones & Mischief!" highlights college life at Austin Peay beginning with a festive historical salute. Scenes depicting registration, campus social life, things you learn in college (formally and informally) and letters home to mom and dad precede a celebratory commencement and "Farewell and Hail" reenactment.

The musical is fully staged and choreographed by Cindy Bedwell and includes a 29-piece orchestra and cast of 50.

Tickets are available in the Music Ticket Office from 3-6 p.m. weekdays beginning Tuesday, April 16 and one hour before each performance. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students, senior citizens or groups of 10 or more.

For more information, telephone 7876.