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First Year Players Opens Spring Musical on April 4
As part of the Pulse Performing Arts Series, First Year Players will present its spring musical, “The Wedding Singer,” at Goldstein Auditorium on Thursday April 4, through Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. The performance is based on the 1998 film. Tickets are $4 for students with an SU I.D.; $7 general. Parking is available in Booth and University Avenue garages for $4.
First Year Players (FYP) is a student-run musical theater group that allows first-year and transfer students who are non-drama majors the opportunity to perform in an annual spring musical. In addition, it gives production experience to undergraduate members, many of who were in previous FYP productions.
Past shows include “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” “Urinetown,” “Fame,” “West Side Story,” “Anything Goes,” “Follies” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”
In 1992, FYP was formed at Syracuse University under the leadership of Ed Golden, who was the vice president of student affairs. Before arriving at Syracuse, Golden founded FYP at the University of Virginia in 1981. Golden encouraged non-drama major students to create their own spotlight by forming the student-run organization that is now First Year Players.