JOPLIN, Mo. – Later this week, Missouri Southern State College’s theatre and music departments will current basic and up to date Broadway hits within the new present “Southern Showcase, Onstage!” The manufacturing will happen in MSSU’s Bud Walton Black Field Theatre, April 8 – 10 at 7:30 p.m.
The primary half of the present is all basic Broadway, together with items like “Kiss me, Kate,” “Something Goes,” “West Aspect Story,” “Singin’ within the Rain,” and “Guys and Dolls.” The second half consists of contemporary musicals like “Chicago,” “Jagged Little Capsule,” “Hair,” “Moulin Rouge!,” “The Rocky Horror Image Present,” and “Waitress.”
“It’s a combination between choral, chamber, duets, solos, males’s quartets, ladies’s quartets, dances. It’s only a enjoyable evening of sort of a cabaret type present,” mentioned Program Director and Chair of Theatre Erick Wolfe.
That is the primary yr ‘Southern Showcase, Onstage!’ will probably be carried out.
“The vitality behind it has been unbelievable,” Wolfe mentioned.
The departments normally placed on massive musicals within the spring, however with Taylor Auditorium being renovated, they determined to carry out one thing extra intimate at MSSU’s Black Field Theatre.
“We needed to discover a manner that we might take that very same vitality of ‘Choral Flourish’ from the autumn season and discover a option to sort of merge that with the music theater and the theatre program,” mentioned Wolfe.
Wolfe says there are even tables arrange on the stage flooring so viewers members can get a more in-depth look.
“With this sort of present, the intimacy of being that shut and the music… It’s so highly effective,” he mentioned.
With social distancing in place, there will probably be 65 seats, together with the seating on the stage, obtainable per evening. Masks are required.
Anybody within the present can order $15 tickets online for in-person admission or a stay stream of the occasion.
Video on demand can also be available for purchase.