Trine students present evening of solos, monologues on Oct. 30

Press release by James Tew with editing from Meghan Schrader

Classical and contemporary works ranging from comedy to tragedy will be highlighted on the stage of Trine University’s T. Furth Center for Performing Arts beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

The university’s Theatre and Music Departments will present “On Broadway! An evening of solos and monologues.” The evening will include solos by Trine students from shows such as The Princess and the Frog, School of Rock, Shrek: The Musical and Aida, and monologues from works such as Goodbye, Charles, King Arthur and I Hate Hamlet.

Theater director instructing student.

Mindy Maples, assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, said the wide range of works will evoke laughter and tears throughout the evening.

“For centuries, our ancestors laughed, cried and ruminated over nothing more than live, theatrical productions,” she said. “During troubled times — our current health crisis to be exact — sometimes it’s good to go back to our roots.”  

“After the unfortunate but necessary cancellation of our spring musical, we're excited to be coming together to make music again,” said Alyssa Newbill, Trine University adjunct music professor, who is co-directing the show with Maples. “The students are excited to share their talents with the Angola community and to provide some much-needed art and entertainment.”

Angola High School band director Andrew Keiser will provide piano accompaniment for the show.

The performance is free and open to Trine students, but unfortunately isn’t open to the public at this time. Donations will be accepted. Concessions will be available for purchase. Come on out and see these talented young minds in action!

For the safety of the audience, performers and the Trine University community, masks and social distancing will be required for those in attendance.

For more information, contact Maples at 

To learn more about our new professor and theater director, Mindy Maples, check out our faculty spotlight article on our website!

Find a list of the various talented actors and what they’ll be performing down below! 

  1. “Un-Chatty Cathy” 
    1. Chatty Cathy – Chantale Leavell
  2. from 3-Short: A Trio of Plays by Gabriel Davis
  1. I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick
  1. Andrew – Peter Klee


  1. “Build a Wall” from Shrek: The Musical - MIC
  1. Vocalist – John McClelland


  1. “It’s Terrible Being Nice” 
  1. from Goodbye Charlie by Gabriel Davis
  2. Cynthia – Abby Elwood


  1. "7 Drunken Nights” Traditional Irish folk tune
  1. (made popular by The Dubliners) - MIC
  2. Vocalist - Blake Williams


  1. “Funeral Girl” by Micah Montague
  1. Jonnica - Ivy Rubel


  1. "I'm Not That Smart" – MIC on stand
  1. from 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  2. Vocalist - Matthew Ketner


  1. "Tearing Me Apart" - 
  1. from The Bullied, Bungles & Botched by D. M. Larson
  2. Jamie – Lauren Banks


  1. "Where Did the Rock Go?" from School of Rock MIC
  1. Vocalist - Lauren Banks


  1. The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
  1. Trovfimov - Jeffrey Cochran


  1. Macbeth by Shakespeare
  1. Lady Macbeth - Kaitlyn Lee 


  1. King Arthur by J. Comyns Carr (1895)
  1. Mordred – Aidan Smith


  1. “Skin” by Micah Montague
  1. Sarah - Kelsey Flowers


  1. "Almost There" from The Princess and the Frog
  1. Vocalist - Lydia Roop = MIC


  1. King Arthur by J. Comyns Carr (1895)
  1. Arthur – Jaden Hyre


  1. King Arthur by J. Comyns Carr (1895)
  1. Lady of the Lake – Amelia Mills


  1. "Heart of Stone" from the musical Six
  1. Vocalist - Alexis Koshenina - MIC