This season will include: Narnia, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Little Match Girl/The Gift of the Magi, Oedipus Rex and The Music Man.
The season kicked off on Friday, September 20, with Narnia’s opening night. Narnia is a musical revue from the magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The book, music and lyrics are by Jules Tasca, Thomas Tierney and Ted Drachman. Vanda Eggington is directing the show. Upcoming shows are September 26-29 and October 4-6.
Following soon after Narnia’s final performance, Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel will run October 25-27, 31, and November 1-3. Chair of the theatre department Susan K. Berkompas is the director. It is a drama that is painted against the backdrop of boyhood memories and dreams.
For the end of the fall semester, Christmas time, Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl and Jon Jory’s adaptation of The Gift of the Magi will be presented together. These two holiday classics reveal the humbling and heartwarming truths of Christmas. Kevin Slay is the director and they will play December 5-8 and 12-15.
Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex starts in the spring semester: February 28, March 1-2, 6-9. It is a classic drama that timelessly spreads great storytelling across the millennia. Berkompas will direct this play as well.
Eggington will direct the final show, The Music Man, a Broadway musical that harkens back to the innocence and romance of Smalltown, USA. The book, music and lyrics are by Meredith Willson.
All shows are presented at Vanguard’s Lyceum Theater.
To learn more about the shows, click here.