PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s School of Music and Theatre Arts is pulling out all the stops for the WSU Performing Arts Gala 2001.

The free, public event of creative and performing arts is planned for 7:30 p.m. March 28 in Beasley Coliseum.

The concert includes performances by the Improv Troupe, WSU Trumpet Ensemble, Jazz Northwest, WSU Symphony Orchestra, WSU Wind Symphony with a dance class, Crimson Review and Solstice Woodwind Quintet.

Also on the evening program will be the WSU Madrigal Singers, WSU Jazz Big Band I, WSU Concert Choir, WSU University Singers and Cougar Marching Band.

Casts from “The Colored Museum,” “The Secret Garden” and “Deconstructing Eve” also will perform.

Faculty members Sheila Converse, mezzo-soprano, and Julie Wieck, soprano, with Jill Schneider, piano, will join the program highlights. Members of the several groups, directed by L. Keating Johnson, will perform Greg Yasinitsky’s “A Statement of Principles.”

A preconcert program features Nuthouse.

“The gala will be a showcase of talent that you will not want to miss,” said David Turnbull, extravaganza coordinator.

The program is part of a daylong celebration of university faculty that includes the 3 p.m. Faculty Honors Convocation at Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.