'Royally Dunn' at Miller Auditorium features Gold Company and GCII

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| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Royally Dunn" will feature the music, comedy, choreography and showmanship of Western Michigan University's Gold Company and Gold Company II. Performances are scheduled for 2  and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Miller Auditorium.

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Photo of WMU's Gold Company.

Gold Company

Experience the songs of Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley and more, plus some of Gold Company's traditional hits. Gold Company and GCII will be joined by Grammy-nominated Gold Company alumnus Jeremy Fox and the University Symphony Orchestra.

Gold Company is WMU's internationally regarded and award-winning vocal ensemble. The group has been selected numerous times as "Outstanding Vocal Jazz Ensemble" by the International Association for Jazz Education. They have also performed at Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and jazz festivals across the U.S. and Canada. The ensemble has been awarded over 45 "DB" awards from Down Beat magazine—more than any other university.

Gold Company is under the direction of Greg Jasperse, a WMU and Gold Company alumnus. A world-renowned composer, arranger, vocalist and pianist, Jasperse is no stranger to the stage or recording studio. His credits include movie soundtracks such as "Epic," "Oz, The Great and Powerful," "The Campaign," "Star Trek" and "Star Trek 2," as well as the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Monarchy of Roses" and Muse's album "The 2nd Law." Jasperse is a member of Vertical Voices and Sixth Wave. He had the pleasure of singing "Skyfall" with Adele on the 85th annual Oscars. He has also recently arranged, produced and directed music for "A Gallagher Family Christmas" for William H. Macy and the cast of Showtime's "Shameless."


"Royally Dunn" at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer, Zhang Financial, Seat n Sleep and Pepsi. Tickets are on sale now for $25 each. They can be purchased online at millerauditorium.com, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 387-2312, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

WMU students receive a 50 percent discount on most show tickets thanks to a fund established by the Office of the President. WMU students are limited to one discounted ticket per event with a valid Bronco Card. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or by telephone at (269) 387-2300. WMU students are required to show their Bronco Card when picking up tickets and upon entrance to the theatre.

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