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‘Free To Be…You and Me’ sets limits, stereotypes free

Written by Isaiah Smart


The stage is set and the lights are bright.


The Fine Arts department will be performing a musical entitled Free to Be…You and Me at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.


Free to Be… You and Me is a music theatre performance from an album and illustrated book released in 1972. The album includes contributions from stars like Harry Belafonte, Dionne Warwick and Michael Jackson.


The musical carries a serious theme of respect for others, but is expected to still be enjoyable.  The musical celebrates diversity and an individual’s uniqueness by promoting the idea that everyone is free to be the best of who they are.


“It is an exploration of how people don’t need to be limited by stereotypes,” Jacqueline Wheeler, theatre professor and Peach State Summer Theatre artistic director, said.


The drama is set to last approximately an hour and will feature eight of VSU’s theatre majors.


The show is free to students with a valid VSU ID.


After the two day showing of the play, there will be touring performances scheduled during February and March.


For more information, contact the Fine Arts department at (229) 333-5835.

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