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ISU School of Performing Arts to present “Musical of Musicals (The Musical)” beginning April 17

April 9, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University’s School of Performing Arts will perform “Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” beginning on April 17 in the Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Rogers Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

There will also be performances on April 18, 20, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Jack Johnson rehearsing for “Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)” features five musicals in one. There are five different sections featuring the works of Rogers and Hammerstein, Steven Sondheim, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman and Kander and Ebb. Each section has a different style for acting, lighting, choreography and vocals.

Some popular musicals featured in the play include “Oklahoma!,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Dear Abby,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Chicago.”

“The different styles in each section are wonderful for performers,” said Vanessa Ballam, ISU professor and director of the play. “The actors are flexing every artistic muscle to fit in the play.”

The play features seven student actors, three who are performing in their last production at ISU. Each actor has a main part, but will be performing smaller parts as well. The costumes, props and choreography were all student designed.

“‘Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ gives audience members a bang for their buck,” Ballam said. “It is filled with parodies, satire, and humorous scenes, while also getting to see five musicals in one.

“Even if you are not a musical theatre guru, you will enjoy this play,” she continued. “It truly is a spectacle. The play will have live accompaniment, and without giving too much away, roller-skating and animals.”

Tickets are available for purchase at the ISU Box Office at Kelsey Rain and Talia Lenker rehearsing for the upcoming School of Performing Arts production. Photo by Jose Guerra282-3595, or online at isu.edu/tickets. Tickets are $16 for adults, $11 for children (Ages 6-18), $15 for ISU Faculty and Staff and $8 for ISU Student with Bengal ID.






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