Alumni of the MFA program in musical theater have organized a New York City fundraiser for May 10.
The 2010 class of the MFA program in musical theater perform at SDSU.
While most people simply protest budget cuts to higher education, alumni of the SDSU musical theater master of fine arts (MFA) program will do something different—sing.
Aztecs in the Big Apple
Sing For State, a cabaret to raise funds for the program, will feature former SDSU students now living and working in New York City. Sing for State will be held on Monday, May 10, at Swing 46. All proceeds from Sing For State will be donated to support SDSU's musical theater MFA program.
Due to California state budget cuts, San Diego State University's highly sought-after MFA degree in musical theater is in jeopardy of losing funding. This program is one of only four graduate programs in the nation to offer a degree in musical theater and the only program to offer the degree in two years.
Sing For State will feature alumni from the SDSU MFA musical theater program and theater program. Brad Vieth will accompany on piano, with Ryan McKinney serving as musical director.
Swing 46 will also offer happy hour specials from 6 - 8 p.m. and a price-fix menu for $25. For dinner reservations, call 212-262-9554. The evening's festivities will also include a raffle with tickets for $1 each and swing dancing immediately following the cabaret.
Tickets are available now through www.SmartTix.com. For more information about Swing 46, visit www.Swing46.com or call 212-262-9554.