Bethany College Presents “The Spitfire Grill” as part of the Messiah Festival of the Arts

Bethany College proudly announces the upcoming production of "The Spitfire Grill," a soul-stirring musical that promises to captivate audiences with its touching narrative and unique bluegrass-infused orchestration. Scheduled to enthrall audiences in three performances Feb. 16, 17, and 18 in the newly renovated Burnett Auditorium, the show brings together a talented cast of Bethany students

James Reese – Tenor

James Reese is a frequently sought tenor soloist with leading orchestras and ensembles throughout North America. He often collaborates with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, the Washington Bach Consort, TENET Vocal Artists, the Bourbon Baroque Orchestra, Lyric Fest, and the Gamut Bach Ensemble. He is also an active recitalist and presents song

John Buffett – Bass

Baritone John Buffett enjoys a versatile career singing music from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, but also lending his “warm tone and ringing top notes” (Salt Lake Tribune) to Bel Canto opera, 20th Century masters like Vaughan Williams, Debussy, and Copland, and Hollywood studio sessions. Recent solo engagements include Bach’s “St. John Passion” arias

Alexandra Colaizzi, Mezzo-Soprano

Praised by the South Florida Classical Review as a “vocally fierce” and “deep-toned” mezzo, Alexandra Colaizzi brings warmth and sensitivity to stages across the United States. As a professional singer, Dr. Colaizzi performs with top-tier professional choral ensembles such as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and GRAMMY® nominated Seraphic Fire. She has appeared as a

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