Superheros Swoop in to ‘Save’ Rochester for Celebration 2015

More than 60 Rochester College students will present Celebration 2015, a night of live, must-see performances featuring “super” music and hilarious skits.

RC SuperheroThe theme for this year’s Celebration is “In the Style of Agents of SHIELD,” where local superheroes help keep the city safe from villains.

Four RC social clubs will present their specialized performances with appearances by favorite super heroes from the past and the present.

Student hosts for the evening are Ryan Woods, Hannah Kaijer, Nikki Mullaly, Sam Wright, Malina Lyons, and Daniel Derey.

“Our hosts are chosen because they best fit specific roles that are written or because they have specific talents,” said Director Rachel Arbaugh.

Musical performances will include “Spiderman,” “We Could be Heroes,” “Don’t Break the Rules” and “I Cannot Believe my Eyes.” New York actress, Ally Kaufman, choreographed the dances. They include: “Avengers Assemble,” a dub-step fight dance to the “Batman Theme,” a Superman theme song remix done in flash mob style, and “Don’t Break the Rules” from Catch Me if You Can featuring RC employees.

“My goal is to make this a fun experience for the students as well as the audience,” Arbaugh said. “The students really have a fun time putting this together and they work hard to make a good product.”

Celebration 2015 will take place in the RC Theatre Friday, Feb. 27, and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. A Sunday, March 1, matinee performance begins at 2 p.m. Running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. General admission tickets are $5 for RC students and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in the RC Business Office (248.218.2053) and are on sale now.

Founded in 1959, Rochester College is an accredited, independent liberal arts college that pursues academic excellence in a Christian setting. With more than 1,100 students, both in traditional, adult learning and early college programs, RC offers bachelor degree programs at four locations and a master’s degree in religious education. For more information about Rochester College, visit

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