April 27-28: Spring Dance Concert

Friday, April 27, 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Opening event

MANKATO – The Minnesota State University, Mankato spring dance concert will feature diverse works choreographed by faculty, students and Andreas guest artist Ruben Del Valle Jr., who has performed on Broadway.

Del Valle Jr. is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., and holds an MFA in acting from The Actors Studio Drama School.

He has appeared on Broadway as Young Simba in “The Lion King,” was a featured vocalist in the Musical Theater Works gala benefit concert, and originated the role of Jack Scott in Disney’s stage version of “High School Musical.”

Del Valle Jr. was last seen on tour with Theater Works’ production of “Freedom Train” as Harriet Tubman’s brother, David, before relocating to Minnesota with his wife and son several years ago.

At Minnesota State Mankato, he appeared as Amonasro in “Aida” in 2017.

The dance concert will run 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

The Student Dance Showcase, exclusively featuring student work, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Ted Paul.

Tickets for the spring dance concert are $10 regular; $9 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $8 for Minnesota State Mankato students. Tickets for the Student Showcase are $5 and available at the door.

Visit MSUTheatre.com for more information, or contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu.


Amanda Dyslin

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