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Tech’s Opera Workshop performs ‘Trial by Jury’

The Tech Opera Workshop will be performing their first show of the year titled Trial by Jury on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Witherspoon Auditorium.

“We’ve taken the concept of the old show and modernized it to today,” Dr. Jon F. Clements, associate professor of music and director of the Opera Workshop, said. “Many of the places that were originally in the play, we changed to towns and places in the River Valley area.”

This has been the first time in two years that the workshop has been held, and Clements is expecting great things from the performance and the students themselves.

“It’s an elective and students don’t really get credit for it, so that is why we don’t have it every year,” Clements said.

The performance will feature a cast of nineteen students ranging from freshman to senior.

“It’s definitely something you’re not going to want to miss,” Jordan Ladyman, vocal music education major from Searcy, said.

Trial by Jury is a one act comedic play that was written by W. S. Gilbert in 1875. It will feature fourteen different music numbers all sung by the cast on the stage.

The performance will last about forty-five minutes and is free to the public.