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Musical Theatre program stages Andrew Lippa’s ‘The Wild Party’

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 21, 2011

The Wild Party

(R-L) Matilde Bernabei, Rachel Anne Hull-Ryde, Tim Heller, Madelyn Shaffer, Christine Tucker and Erin Erxleben star in the Texas State production of Andrew Lippa’s ‘The Wild Party.’ (Photo by Dakota Smith)

The Texas State University-San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance presents Andrew Lippa’s award-winning musical The Wild Party April 27-May 1 on the main stage of the Theatre Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 27-30, with a 2 p.m. matinee May 1.

Directed by Kaitlin Hopkins with choreography by Robin Lewis, The Wild Party was adapted by Lippa from a book-length poem about the Roaring ’20s. It tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In a relationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness, they decide to throw a party to end all parties.

The Wild Party won the 2000 Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Musical. The Tony-nominated Lippa is the 2010-11 Composer-in-Residence at Texas State.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $7 for Texas State students. The production is recommended for mature audiences only. For reservations, call the Texas State box office at (512) 245-2204. For more information, please call (512) 245-2147 or visit the Department of Theatre and Dance Web site at www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu.