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Students plan another ‘Krehbiel cabaret’

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Bethel College students who joined Joshua Powell for his senior seminar project cabaret, “Eighty-Nine Cents,” last spring had so much fun with it, they decided to do another one.

That program featured juniors Renee Reimer, Sioux Falls, S.D., and Allison Yoder, Kalona, Iowa, and Cameron Voth, senior from Goessel, on vocals along with Powell, with juniors Jordan Ortman, Marion, S.D., and Austin Unruh, Goessel, as piano accompanists.

Except for Powell, a 2011 Bethel graduate, they’re all teaming up again, this time adding Julia Miller, junior from Hesston, and Aaron Tschetter, sophomore from Freeman, S.D., on vocals and Michelle Unruh, freshman from Goessel, on piano.

The cabaret will take place Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. It is free and open to the public, with donations accepted to help defray the expenses of buying music.

“This cabaret is centered around life’s changes,” Reimer said. “It starts out with a young girl in her party dress [and moves through] sisters growing, life’s obstacles and love’s lessons.”

Some of the featured songs include “September of ’92” from Thirteen Stories Down (songs of Jonathan Reid Gealt); “I’m Not Afraid of Anything” from Songs for a New World (a work of musical theater by Jason Robert Brown); “Lost in the Waves” from Out of Our Heads (music of Michael Kooman and Chris Dimond); and “I Wish I Could Go Back to College” from Avenue Q, a musical by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx.

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2011-12 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2011-12. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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