Held in New York City, the event included a luncheon where President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., shared the latest news from the University, and guests were able to interact and share memories of their time at Findlay. Guests then saw “Something Rotten,” a new musical comedy about the world’s first musical set in the 1590s. “We were excited to offer this unique and fun event to our UF community,” said Dee Dee Spraw, director of the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends.
“The costuming was beautiful, and the humor was so quick that it really kept you on your toes,” said retired business professor Bob Rustic and his wife Jeanne Rustic, an alumna from the class of 1987, who attended the show and event. “There were so many references to other musicals, even the cast couldn’t count them all,” he added.
The highlight of the event was when Music Director and Vocal Arranger for “Something Rotten,” Phil Reno, who works closely with UF’s Professor of Music Mike Anders on the Donnell Broadway Concert Series, arranged for the University’s guests to meet with many of the actors and the stage manager after the show.
“The principal characters and the stage manager came out and shared insights into their work,” said Rustic. “We have an interest in musical theater, and it was interesting to meet these ordinary people with extraordinary talent who were willing to share their experiences with our UF group.”