Kerrigan & Lowdermilk to perform at Kennesaw State
Musical theatre duo will perform hits alongside KSU students
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Brian Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan
KENNESAW, Ga. (September 10, 2012) — The Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre & Performance Studies presents "Run Away With Me: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk in Concert" September 21-22 at 8 p.m. in the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater. The performances are coordinated by Associate Professor Dean Adams and are the third production of the department's 2012-2013 season.
The musical theatre duo of Kait Kerrigan (lyrics) and Brian Lowdermilk (music) have received wide acclaim for their original musicals and adaptations since making their off-Broadway debut in 2006. Their first album, “Our First Mistake,” was released in 2011 and features the hit “Run Away with Me.” “The joy that Kerrigan and Lowdermilk bring to musical theatre is infectious,” says Adams. “Beyond simply hearing the wonderful music of this talented team, the audience will get to experience the journey that artists take when creating a song, a play or a musical."
During their performance at KSU, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk will perform a number of their most popular songs, including fan favorites “Freedom” and “Run Away With Me.” Several KSU students will also have the opportunity to perform alongside the duo. “KSU musical theatre students and local Atlanta professionals will be singing some of Kerrigan and Lowdermilk’s solos and duets,” explains Adams. “We are also putting together a 6-piece instrumental ensemble to accompany the singers, so it should be a thrilling musical evening.”
While at KSU, Kerrigan and Lowdermilk will also be offering master classes for theatre and performance studies students on the afternoons before their performances. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to work with rising young New York songwriters,” Adams says. “Our mission in the department is to help develop new work and connect our students with working professionals, and this event is a great example of that.”
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,100 students from more than 130 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.