University of Mobile Presents ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s Musical Theatre and Opera Scenes Program will present “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” on April 18 in Weaver Auditorium on campus.

The night will include songs and soliloquys from popular musicals, plays and operas, including: Something Rotten, West Side Story, Falstaff and Romeo & Juliet.

The show is directed by Patrick Jacobs, director of opera and professor of music and voice at UM. Jacob says, “Brush Up Your Shakespeare will have something for everyone, from Verdi to Berntein and Cole Porter. We will present scenes that show how the works of Shakespeare have inspired others to create some of the most powerful and beautiful music drama ever made. There are also a wide variety of scenes from slapstick comedy to heart-wrenching tragedy. It will truly be a night to remember.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at The university’s 880-acre campus is located off I-65 at Exit 13, at 5735 College Parkway, Mobile, Alabama 36613.

University of Mobile offers a variety of performing arts degrees in the Alabama School of the Arts. For more information, visit or call 251.442.2222.


About University of Mobile

University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in over 90 areas of study. Founded in 1961, University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about University of Mobile, visit the website at or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.