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OU-Chillicothe To Present Classical Vocal Duo

By
Jack Jeffery

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Updated Fri, Apr 5, 2013 9:28 am

Ohio University-Chillicothe will present "Seasons of Marriage with the Shuffles," featuring internationally-acclaimed theatrical and vocal duo John and Nancy Shuffle, at 8 p.m. on April 12 in the Bennett Hall Auditorium.

Further, the Ohio University Alumni Association is hosting a reception for alumni and friends of Ohio University-Chillicothe at 6 p.m. in Bennett Hall, room 130-131.  The event will allow graduates and friends to renew acquaintances and meet new Bobcats.

John, a baritone, and Nancy, a soprano, will present a vocal concert of songs made famous from stage and screen. The husband-and-wife duet brings more than 40 years of musical experience to the Bennett Hall stage. They will be accompanied by pianist Dee Fisher and percussionist Tanya Best.

John Shuffle, a classically trained singer and violinist, has performed in such classics as Merry Wives of Windsor, The Marriage of Figaro and La Boheme.

Nancy Williams Shuffle, an accomplished singer and actress with more than 60 productions to her credit, has appeared as Catherine of Aragon in Rex, as Maria in The Sound of Music and as Anna in The King and I. She has also had a recurring role as Sister Mary Amnesia in the Nunsense musicals.

In addition to the performance, the Shuffles will conduct a vocal workshop for OU-C theater students the afternoon of the performance.

"As always, this performance by the Shuffles promises to be an entertaining evening with songs that will have people singing along," said OU-C faculty member and Theater Director Ken Breidenbaugh. "Nancy and John, who have performed previously at OU-C, are a local fan favorite. They are very talented and just as engaging and entertaining."

Admission is free, and tickets can be obtained at the box office the evening of the performance. The event is sponsored by the OU-C Theater Program and the Ohio University Alumni Association.

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