**For Immediate Release**
Broadway at Panhandle Performance Set
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 06/06/06
Goodwell, Okla. -- In its 9th year,
campers at Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s Broadway at Panhandle
are busy rehearsing, building sets, and making lifelong
memories. The week-long camp for students ages 12-18 offers
the campers an opportunity to explore all aspects of theatre
including everything from set design to preparing for the
performance. Sponsored in part by a generous donation from
the Oklahoma Arts Council, this year’s production
is Once on This Island with music by Stephen Flaherty and
lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.
Once on This Island is presented through special arrangement
with Music Theatre International (MTI). Authorized performance
materials are also supplied by MTI, 421 W. 54th St., NY
10019 or visit www.mtishows.com for more information.
This highly original and theatrical
Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” sings
and dances the story of Ti Moune, the black peasant girl
who rescues, nurses and falls in love with Daniel, a mulatto
from a wealthy family. When Daniel is returned to his people,
the gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest
to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces
of prejudice, hatred and death. (Synopsis by MTI)
The public is invited to attend the performance this Saturday,
June 10 at 2:00 p.m. in Hughes-Strong Auditorium. Admission
for adults is $5.00, and admission for students, children,
and seniors is $3.00.
Counselors are Becca Blackmore from Tulsa,
Scott Garrison from Guymon, Tyler Sanders (former camper)
from Oklahoma City, Monika Hamer (former camper and formerly
of Ulysses) from Kansas City. Camp director is Alison Chambers,
a recent graduate in Musical Theater from Shenanadoah University,
who now lives in New York City. Marilyn Gates of Tulsa,
in her first year at Broadway at Panhandle, is the stage
director. Cari Earnhart, OPSU Faculty, is music director.
Names of the cast and hometowns are listed below. These
hardworking campers give only one performance, so join
us Saturday to support their efforts!
Cast members include:
||Boise City, Okla.