…”Barrett, who first got interested in theater after seeing Cinderella at Ensemble Theatre when she was young, says this story has a personal resonance with her. "My great grandmother was Native American and great great grandfather was African American. She was on the reservation and she fell in love with an African American. She took that risk to stay with the one that she loved.”
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Going on a journey also is an important aspect of For Tonight, the story of a Welsh boy whose parents have died, who travels to Liverpool to figure out what's next in his life. The Romani, their legends and their music, are weaved throughout this story that will be presented in February.
The 10th season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series launches on Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Cell with pre-premieres of two new musicals: For Tonight and The Brontës.
EAST LANSING – The MSU Department of Theatre and Wharton Center’s ĭmáGen program collaborate for the 2nd time to bring For Tonight, a new musical to the Pasant Stage.
For Tonight, a new musical, an indie-rock/folk love story centered on universal themes of family ties, loyalty and acceptance, three siblings seek to find themselves, inspired by the gypsies who once shared their home. Featuring a seductive and rhythmic score, a 4-piece band and a timeless story that will touch anyone with family.
Showcasing Broadway stars, local high school and MSU Department of Theatre students on the same stage, the hugely successful collaborative venture enters its second year with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre.
Last year’sstaged concert reading of Chess was the first venture in the collaboration, and featured a director, musical director and four actors all based in and working around New York City.
This year, the program focuses heavily on the writing aspect of a new musical, welcoming the above-listed writing team, a guest director, Joe Barros and actors Adam Theodore Barry and Hannah Elless. The students work alongside these professionals, sharing the experience of putting on a show. Not only do students get to experience the amazing professional collaboration, but they also make connections and networking opportunities that will be invaluable tools for students to take into their budding careers.
Performances held in the Pasant Theatre at Wharton Center.
Friday, October 23, 2015 at 7:30pm Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 7:30pm
** Post-Show audience talkback following EACH performance with Guest writers, actors and director.
Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office; 1.800.WHARTON; www.whartoncenter.com.
Box office at the Pasant Theatre opens 1 hour prior to each performance with house doors opening 30 minutes prior.
General Admission $15. Students $10.
Pasant Theatre at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Michigan State University, 750 E Shaw Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824.
For more information and the entire 2015-16 season, “A Season of Journeys” visit theatre.msu.edu
CONTACT: Dave Wendelberger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-853-1412