Back row, left to right: Grantham Woods, Braden Bradley, Sean McGibbon, Rachael Hull-Ryde, Brandon Mabry, Trevor Roderick, Glenn Britton. Front row, left to right: Libby Hollinger, Emily Gee, Olivia Corbello, Dylan Hall, Christine Tucker, Caitlin Hales. Photo by Jordan Smith.
The Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance is producing an original musical review based on the works of Jerry Boch and Sheldon Harnrick entitled “Beautiful, Beautiful World” that will be performed at the Texas State Theatre Center.
The revue will have multiple performances Wednesday through Saturday and March 23-27 at 7:30 p.m. in the PSH Foundation Studio in the Theatre Center. The show also will run March 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. at the same venue. As an added bonus, a pre-show cabaret will be performed in the lobby of the theater about 45 minutes before each show.
Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick wrote many musicals, including the critically acclaimed “Fiorello!”, “The Apple Tree,” “She Loves Me,” and the career-freezing blockbuster that they were never able to top, “Fiddler on the Roof.”
The director of the performance, Kaitlin Hopkins, collaborated with Bock and Harnick to create the revue, which debuted at the 2007 William Inge Festival in Independence, KS.
Hopkins is the head of musical theatre at Texas State. She said student contributions make the showcase of Boch and Harnick an especially meaningful event.
“So many of their shows have not just had a significant impact on musical theater as an art form but have literally helped define it,” said Hopkins. “We all created this show together and that was something that appealed to the creative team and the students. We used songs from the musicals written by Bock and Harnick but the evening itself — how we present and interpret those songs in every area — is something we created. The final product is a totally original show that has never been done before. That is exciting.”
Tickets for the event are on sale now at the Texas State Box Office.Email | Print