Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance’s spring 2013 season will showcase the performance skills of FSU’s students, as well as student direction and choreography. The audience will be treated to live song and dance performances and stories that will have the crowd on the edge of their seats.
Kicking off the season is “Bach at Leipzig” to be performed on Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, and Thursday through Saturday, March 7 to 9, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. showing on March 2, in the Smith Studio Theatre. This play, set in Leipzig in June 1722 has been called “a remarkably silly yet intellectually stirring comedy” by the Queen City News. After the musical director of St. Thomas Church and master of St. Thomas school dies, six of the best organists in Germany compete for his vacant post. Nothing short of a farcical fugue, this play delivers a collision of ideologies about art, God and humanity, which resolves in a brilliantly crafted ending.
Everyone’s favorite lost boy is coming to FSU in “Peter Pan or … The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.” Show times are Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and Thursday through Saturday, April 25 to 27, at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. showing April 20, in the Drama Theatre. The story starts when Peter chases his shadow to the Darling household in London. Upon waking the children of the house, Peter entices them to fly away to Never Never Land – a magical island where children do not have to grow up. There, the children, along with the Lost Boys and Tinkerbell, battle scurvy pirates and the dangerous Captain Hook. This adaptation by Matthew Earnest stays true to J.M. Barrie’s original play, “Peter Pan,” and his novel, “Peter and Wendy,” with the simplistic detail of a child’s imagination.
Closing out the season is the Spring Dance Concert on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Drama Theatre. Come see the choreography buzz, flicker, glow and flow as imaginations unite to build an entertaining concert experience.
Individual tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for students. For information, contact the Theatre and Dance box office at 301-687-7462 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.
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