Troy University Theatre and Dance to present musical ‘The Single Girl's Guide'

Posted: Friday, 18 October 2013

TROY - Troy University's Department of Theatre and Dance will present the musical “The Single Girl's Guide" Oct. 18-21 in the Trojan Center Performing Arts Theatre on the Troy Campus.

Nightly shows will be held Oct. 18, 19 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., while a 2:30 p.m. performance will be held on Oct. 20. Tickets are $10 for general admission, student tickets are $5.00 with TROY ID.

Set in in the stylish world of 1964 Manhattan, the musical follows Emma Woodhouse, who is about to turn 30 and is under the gun to get married when she's asked to take over a household advice column. In a bold move, she plucks a single girl from obscurity and sets out to transform her life, setting into motion a wave of excitement that culminates in hilarious calamity at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball.

The musical is based on the book by Gordon Greenburg and features music and lyrics by TROY alumnus Tommy Newman.

The cast includes:

  • Grace Bailey as Emma Woodhouse
  • Neil David Seibel as Henry Woodhouse
  • Josh Williams at Nick Knightley
  • Lacey Alexander as Doris Simpkins
  • Quade Sewell as T.R. Elton
  • Kara McDowell as Harriet Belagamba
  • Shane Murphy as Martin
  • Amanda Lewis as Dede
  • Marissa Mena as Truman Capote

The musical also features: Mary Catherine Chambliss, Jordan Gulledge, Mykel Trent, Amanda Lewis and Anna Maria Mollica as the Secretaries; Payton Buchin, Taylor Morgan, Marissa Mena and D.J. Gilroy as the Dental Staff; Chris Charleston, Jacobi Hall, Jordan Gulledge, D.J. Gilroy, and Mykel Trent as the Bossa Rio Waiters; Chris Charleston, Jacobi Hall, D.J. Gilroy, Justin Kirkpatrick, Shelby Stevenson as the Guys; and Mary Catherine Chambliss, Anna Maria Mollica, Marissa Mena, Payton Buchin, Jordan Gulledge, Taylor Morgan, Mykel Trent and Amanda Lewis as the Girls.

Tickets are available at the Trojan Center Box Office or online at