ASU to Present ‘Musical of Musicals’
January 15, 2014
University Theatre at Angelo State University will present “Musical of Musicals (The Musical!),” a satire and homage to musical theatre, beginning Thursday, Feb. 13, in the ASU Auditorium.
In a change to the previously published schedule, there will be five performances Feb. 13-16 and none the following weekend. Performances will be at 8 p.m. each night Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 13-15, with matinees scheduled for 2 p.m. each day Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 15-16. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $4 for non-ASU students and $3 for ASU students. Admission is free for Arts at ASU subscribers and ASU activity card holders. The ASU Auditorium is located in the Mayer Administration Building, 2601 W. Avenue N.
“Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” features an ensemble cast performing five acts parodying distinctive musical theatre styles. The work of Rodgers and Hammerstein, from “The Sound of Music” to “Oklahoma!,” is captured in “Corn.” Stephen Sondheim, known for “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd,” is parodied in “A Little Complex.” “Dear Abby” focuses on the work of Jerry Herman in “Mame” and “Hello, Dolly!” “Aspects of Junita” highlights Andrew Lloyd Webber’s many productions, which range from “Evita” and “Cats” to “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Speakeasy” satirizes the style of John Kander and Fred Ebb in “Chicago” and “Cabaret.” The production concludes with “Other Solos.”
Written by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell, the production debuted off-Broadway in 2003 and has since been performed in Australia, Canada and London, as well as at regional theatres throughout the U.S. The ASU production is being directed by Mike Burnett, assistant professor of theatre and assistant director of University Theatre.
The student ensemble cast includes Adam Rich, Larry Hettick, Jacob Scott, Cameron O’Briant, Collyn Glaspie, Ethan Lankford, Kala Young, Janae Hatchett, Chloé Casey, Rebecca Sussdorf, Morgan Slaughter, Jordon Shocklee and Heather Walker.
Musical director is Julie Hamill, choir director at Lee Middle School. Dr. Michael Yenny, staff accompanist for ASU’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts, is the accompanist/combo leader for the production.
The production crew includes Glaspie, choreographer; Martin Rodriguez, scenic design/charge painter; Matt Chilcoat, technical director and lighting designer; Cassandra Trautman, costume designer; Elizabeth Holland, stage manager; Tyler Hastings, assistant stage manager; Abe Millar, deck chief/carpenter; Ryder Cornelison, master carpenter; Mason Gable, master electrician/light board operator; Shakira Muhammad, wardrobe supervisor; Lura Cummins, assistant wardrobe supervisor; Tessa Handlin, dresser; Jaslyn Diaz, props master; Duncan Knox, assistant props master/running crew; Sterling Strickland, carpenter/running crew; Colin Fischer, electrician/spot operator; Jenni de Bie, electrician/spot operator; and Caden Glass, house manager.
Tickets will go on sale in the ASU box office for Arts at ASU subscribers on Feb. 6 and for the general public on Feb. 10. The ASU box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.
For more information on the production, call the ASU Department of Visual and Performing Arts at 325-942-2085.