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BROADWAY PERFORMER RETURNS TO BC FOR THIRD YEAR

by | Sep 5, 2018

Broadway performer, Shaun Moe, is returning to Bluefield College to lead the musical theatre showcase, Broadway at Bluefield, for the third year. The show will take place on Saturday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Harman Chapel.

Broadway at Bluefield was such a success last year, and we welcome Mr. Moe back with open arms. This is a wonderful opportunity for our music and theatre students to have stage experience with a Broadway professional, and we hope to make this a regular occurrence,” said Dr. John Moir, Director of Choirs and Voice at Bluefield College.

Approximately ten singers, actors, and dancers auditioned for Dr. John Moir last spring and were assigned songs and assembles to practice over the summer. Starting Wednesday, they will work with Mr. Moe, intensively, as they prepare to present Broadway at Bluefield. Numbers include selections from Singing in the RainLittle Shop of HorrorsMameThe Sound of Music, and Hamilton.

Raised in upstate New York as a dancer and musician, Moe attended the University of Buffalo on a dance scholarship before finishing his bachelor’s degree in music from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Oswego, where he studied with Dr. Moir.

Moe followed Dr. Moir to Syracuse University, where he continued his vocal studies, and went on to perform with the Syracuse Opera for two seasons before landing his first national Broadway tour in the role of Moose in Crazy for You. Moe also performed in two other Broadway tours of Oklahoma! and Monty Python’s Spamalot, as well as various regional theaters around the country.

After his years in theatre, Moe moved to Arizona to embark on a career in music education. While serving as a high school choral director, he also sang with the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera and performed as an opening act for various artists, including Alice Cooper and Jordin Sparks.
Moe continued his teaching career as a high school choral director in North Carolina, where his choirs were recognized with distinction at state festivals. Today, he teaches in public schools in the District of Columbia, where he also helps develop music curriculum, creates and facilitates professional development opportunities, and hires music educators. Outside of his teaching, he is the national director for Imagine National Dance Challenge and a member of several boards of directors for community organizations in northern Virginia.

Bluefield area residents are invited to attend Broadway at Bluefield. A donation of $2 is requested for adults. Bluefield College students attend free of charge and will receive Vocatio credit with their BC ID.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Moir at 276-326-4258.

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