Musical Comedy Show to Washington College
part of their spring event calendar, University of Akron's Theta Chi
Fraternity, Greek Life, and Zips Programming Board announces a hilarious evening of comedy with
Musical Comedian Evan Wecksell on
Tuesday, April 25 in the Student Union.
Akron, OH (OPENPRESS) April 15, 2006 -- Before students sequester
themselves to study for finals, University of Akron is injecting some
fresh, live entertainment into their schedule. On Thursday, April 25,
in Gardner Theater, Zips Programming Network, Greek Life Programs and
Theta Chi Fraternity are hosting musical comedian Evan Wecksell.
At 27, Wecksell is young, but his experience is beyond his years. Last
year he performed over 175 shows across the country and made his
television debut on VH1's "I Love the 80s 3D." Earlier this year he
appeared on VH1's "I Love Toys."
"The Toys series was great for me," says Wecksell. "People now call me
the Rainbow Brite guy. I don't think it gets any better than this."
Wecksell, a Theta Chi alum from Tufts University in Medford,
Massachusetts, has already performed for other Theta Chi chapters
across the country so when he contacted the Beta Lambda chapter about
performing at University of Akron, Vice President Michael Dukles
immediately loved what it would mean to the campus.
"Our chapter is very excited for an entertaining night that will bring
UA's Greek chapters together," says Dukles. "It will show non-Greek
students what it means to be a part of our community."
There also expects to be a larger turnout for Wecksell’s show because
the show was moved to a later 9:00 start time in order to follow a
lecture at EJ Thomas Hall given by Twyla Tharpe, choreographer of
Broadway’s "Movin’ Out."
"How’s that for a doubleheader!" exclaims Wecksell. "I'm going to
Twyla’s talk first just on the chance she can teach me some steps for
my wedding [this summer]."
As for Dukles and the rest of Theta Chi, they are ready to laugh. "We
can't wait for the show!"
Evan Wecksell's comedy night takes place on Tuesday, April 25 at 9:00
PM at Gardner Theater inside the Student Union. It is cosponsored by
Zips Programming Network, Greek Life Programs and Theta Chi
Fraternity. The show is free for all students.
About Evan Wecksell:
Stand-up Comedian and Singer/Songwriter Evan Wecksell is one of the
funniest and most energetic performers to emerge from New York's
comedy clubs and musical venues. Often compared to comedic superstars
Adam Sandler and Stephen Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and
music that celebrates dysfunctional relationships, endorses unorthodox
career paths and makes fun of bad music. Last year, Evan appeared on
VH1’s "I Love the 80s 3D," and earlier this year he appeared on VH1's
"I Love Toys." For more information on Evan Wecksell and to purchase
his CDs, please visit
About Theta Chi Fraternity:
Theta Chi is an international fraternity made up of more than 160
chapters and colonies. The Beta Lambda Chapter at the University of
Akron was founded on February 21, 1942. The chapter was closed in
1994, but due to passionate alumni involvement, they were reinstalled
in 1997. Although hindered by a serious depression and two world wars,
Theta Chi has grown, and prospered beyond the dreams of the Founders
and holds a prominent position among the national fraternity scene.
For more information on Theta Chi Fraternity visit
www.thetachi.org. For more information on Beta Lambda