APRIL 2018

FloArts presents its Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert “American Road Trip”

Christina Foard
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Ready for an entertaining musical road trip featuring music from coast to coast -- with several stops in between?

The Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College, presents its Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert, “American Road Trip,” on the School's main stage Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, allows students in the School’s Musical Theatre program to showcase the skills they have developed over the semester.

From dancing feet in the East to the city of stars in the West, the School’s Vocal Company and FloTunes ensemble will take you along on a musical trip you're sure to remember. Along the journey, you’ll be moved by songs such as "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," "Rock Island" and "Iowa Stubborn" (from Music Man), "California Dreamin'," "On the Road Again," "Route 66," "Hooray for Hollywood," "Take Me Home" and more.

Director Michael Sanflippo has no doubt that the audience will enjoy this spectacular trip on the American open road with talented student singers.

The Vocal Company, a required course for all musical theatre majors at FloArts, focuses on the development of skills necessary to function as a member of a musical theatre ensemble at the professional level with sight-reading, choral harmonization and choreography. Company members include Alberto Blanco; Evan Bowen; Torie D'Alessandro; Kevin Figueroa; Emma Gazdecki; Malik Johnson; Ashley Leake; Facia Lee; Noah Peacock; Emily Poehlman; Gemma Smith; Christopher Toombs; Mark Wildman and Garrett Wlodarczyk.

FloTunes, an eight-voice a cappella ensemble, is directed by Professor Curtis Tucker. Singers include Robert Allen; D'Alessandro; Brandon French; Alantae Jackson; Peacock; Gemma Smith; Haley Smith and Carine St. Juste.

Choreography and Staging include: Wildman, coordinator; D'Alessandro; Leake; Poehlman; Smith and Wlodarczyk.

Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For more information, call 386-312-4300 or visit the website at

Florida School of the Arts students Torie D’Alessandro, Alberto Blanco, Gemma Smith and Garrett Wlodarczyk rehearse for the upcoming Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert, “American Road Trip.” One show only - Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m.

MTVC2.jpg – Florida School School of the Arts students are "California Dreamin’." Just one of the songs to be performed during the Musical Theatre Vocal Company Concert, “American Road Trip.” One show only - Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020