Road Works to present show ‘Livin’ the Dream’

Ready to sing in the Road Works production “Livin’ the Dream” are (from left) Claire Lemke, Justin Gray, Marquita Someliana, Jacob Plaisted and Keely Smith.

Road Works, Western Carolina University’s outreach program that offers free music, film and theatrical events to communities throughout the region, is presenting a musical variety show titled “Livin’ the Dream” this summer.

The production features a cast of five student singers ― Claire Lemke, Justin Gray, Marquita Someliana, Jacob Plaisted and Keely Smith ― presenting an eclectic and exciting mix of tunes, some with musical accompaniment, said Jon Henson, WCU’s assistant director of athletic bands. Song selections range from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Starting Something” to Aerosmith’s “Dream On” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Other featured artists whose hits will be covered are James Brown, Justin Timberlake, Ella Fitzgerald and Pentatonix, and a couple of songs from the hit movie “Dreamgirls” are included.

Twenty performances are scheduled from Saturday, May 13, through Saturday, June 10, with opportunities for other bookings available. To host, an organization or civic group needs a performance space and to promote the event to its membership or community. The contact for booking “Livin’ the Dream” is  Henson, at jhenson@email.wcu.edu or 828-227-2711.