Musical Cast List


May Day musical

BLUFFTON, Ohio—Bluffton University will present “Sondheim on Sondheim,” a musical revue, for the May Day musical on May 5 and 6. 

Tickets are currently on sale. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and $5 for Bluffton University students. They are available online at or in person at Marbeck Center Information Desk; for assistance with tickets, call the box office at 419-358-3239.

Dr. Melissa Friesen, a professor of theatre and communication at Bluffton, will direct the show, to be staged at 7:30 p.m. each evening in Yoder Recital Hall. Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, an associate professor of music, is musical director.

This engaging contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs of Stephen Sondheim from “Into the Woods,” “Company,” “Passion,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “A Little Night Music” and more. Exclusive video footage of Sondheim himself bridges the musical sections, offering insights into the artistic process and inspiration of one of our greatest living musical theatre artists.

The roles and participating students are as follows:

Aaron Johnson ’17 of Goshen, Ind.

Brianna Lugibihl ’17 of Gomer, Ohio

Ashley P. Smith ’17 of Findlay, Ohio

Kimberly Meyer ’17 of Defiance, Ohio

Justin Weaver ’17 of Bluffton, Ohio

Taylor Blum ’18 of Wharton, Ohio

Alicia Loch ’19 of Quakertown, Pa.

Elizabeth Luersman ’19 of Ottoville, Ohio

Kasandera Knief ’19 of Lewistown, Ohio

Seth Regula ’19 of Jackson Center, Ohio

Meghan Gibson ’19 of Pandora, Ohio

Hannah Testas ’20 of Selma, Ala.

Briar Pina Shisler ’20 of Bluffton, Ohio

Erika Byler ’18 from Shipshewana, Ind., is the stage manager. Mervin Schrock of Findlay is the technical director. Stephanie Titus of Findlay is the rehearsal accompanist.


-Claire Clay, public relations student assistant