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University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department announces 2013-2014 production season

Featuring works by Hollman, Kotis, Lowry, Chekhov and Ives

REDLANDS, Oct. 1, 2013—The University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department announces its 2013-2014 season of main stage productions with four plays that reflect on sustainable societies, economies, environments and relationships. The plays to be performed at Glenn Wallichs Theatre and Loewe Theatre are:

  • Urinetown, the Musical by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis 
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry 
  • The Seagull by Anton Chekhov 
  • All in the Timing by David Ives

The first show of the season is the Tony Award-winning Urinetown, the Musical by Mark Holman and Greg Kotis. This irreverent musical comedy is produced in association with the University of Redlands Environmental Studies Department.

Imagine a show with the sensibility of Looney Toons, South Park or The Simpsons and add a Brechtian narrator that tracks the love story of a boy and girl from opposite sides of the tracks. Filled with hilarious gags, exaggerated characters, Urinetown is filled with songs that honor and spoof the history of musical theatre. Despite its sophisticated impertinence, its central themes challenge assumptions about the sustainability of water, social justice and love.

After the Fri., Nov. 15 show, there will be a discussion on water reclamation with the show’s Director Chris Beach, and Environmental Studies Faculty members Wendy McIntyre and Stuart Noble-Goodman. V.I.P. seating will be available for this show.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17

WHERE: Glenn Wallichs Theatre, University of Redlands Campus,
1200 E Colton Avenue, Redlands, CA 92374
The theatre is located on University Street, between Colton & Citrus Avenues.

TICKETS:
Tickets for the event are available online at www.redlands.edu/currentproductions or by calling 909-748-8028.

  • $15 VIP Seating
  • $12 general admission
  • $ 8 with university ID
  • $ 8 senior citizens

Production Team:

Directed by Chris Beach; Musical Direction by Patrick Doran-Sheeran; Choreography by Kirsten Johansen; Scenic and Lighting Design by Trevor Norton; and Costume Design by Deborah Bradford.

Cast:

Phillip Olson as Officer Lockstock; Kristin Couture as Little Sally; Thomas Roberts as Bobby Strong; Alex Ruiz as Caldwell B. Caldwell; Olivia Canning as Hope Caldwell, Lillie Reising as Penelope Pennywise; Kurt Wendler as Officer Barrel; Sydney Roberts as "Little Becky Two-Shoes"; Chris Poole as Mr. McQueen, Angela Mihelich as Senator Fipp, Noah Kaufman as "Old Man Strong"; Margaret Greco as Josephine Strong, Colin Scannell as "Hot Blades Harry"; Becca Pilcher as "Soupy Sue"; Kyle Nettlebeck as "Tiny Tom"; Marinda Convis as Bobby Stockfish; Katy Duncan as "Billy Boy" Bill; Aliy Small as Mrs. Millenium; John Reinschmidt as Dr. Billeaux; and Clara Blickenstaff as Cladwell's Secretary.

Ensemble:

Aly Young; Taylor Cook; Becca Allen; Aaron Magill; Rod Flucas; Della Lyle; Chandler Talbott; and Ellis Tran. 

In addition to the four main stage productions, the Theatre Arts Department hosts student works, dance performances, live music and hosts guest performers throughout the year.

For more information, please visit the website www.redlands.edu/theatrearts.asp or call the Theatre Arts Department at 909-748-8028 or 909-748-8728.

Event Contact:
Theatre Arts Department
909-748-8728


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