As first year students at Wake Forest, April Schwarzmueller and Jeff Johnson were in a theater class together. To hear Jeff tell it, he borrowed one of April's textbooks as a "thin" alibi for getting to meet her.
As part of the class, they had to work on a show. Jeff had been in a couple of shows already and auditioned, it was Pirates of Penzance. He was cast in the ensemble in the show. April worked costume crew.
They got to know each other better during the show and had their first date during tech week. "31 years later, we were so excited that Betsy was cast in the show, and when she recruited us to join the company, we couldn’t say no." according to Jeff. When the show opens on February 22, audiences will see Betsy and April singing and dancing as daughters of Major General Stanley and Jeff wielding a cutlass as part of the pirate crew.
Jeff & April, we couldn't be more excited to have you and Betsy in the show too!