Pine Bluff native to perform in OBU recital


Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will present a Pine Bluff native in his senior musical theatre recital April 30 at 8 p.m. at McBeth Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Jacob Sturgeon also has been named to Ouachita’s Dean’s List and is a member of Theta Alpha Phi. He has been a nominee for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Regional Irene Ryan Acting Auditions.

“One of the things I’m most proud of in this recital is the wide variety of music and scene work that I will be performing,” Sturgeon said. “I think that works as a perfect capstone for my final performance as a musical theatre major here at OBU.”

Another student, Lauren Linton, will also perform in a recital.

Sturgeon’s portion of the performance includes: Anthony Newley’s “A Wonderful Day Like Today” from The Road of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd, act two from Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, Frederick Loewe’s “Why Can’t the English?” from My Fair Lady, David Yazbek’s “Love Sneaks In” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Cole Porter’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate, act one from After the Fall by Arthur Miller and Frank Wildhorn’s “Falcon in the Dive” from The Scarlet Pimpernel.