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‘Baby With the Bathwater’ Kicks off Theatre Season

Sept. 14, 2012

Contemporary plays, poignant musicals, and original works are set for performance during this year's  theatre and dance season.

Opening the season Sept. 28 is Christopher Durang's 1983 dark comedy “Baby With the Bathwater” about the difficulties of being a parent. Kari Hayter directs the production, which continues through Oct. 21 in the Hallberg Theatre.

Also slated this fall:

• “Metamorphoses,” based on the myths of Ovid and written by Mary Zimmerman, comes to the Young Theatre Oct. 12-28 under the direction of Maria Cominis.
• Fall Dance Theatre, coordinated by Gladys Kares, features original choreography by students, faculty members and guest artists. The production runs Oct. 25-Nov. 4 in the Little Theatre
• “Moonchildren,” a 1960s comedy by Michael Weller, is directed by master of fine arts student Travis Donnelly and runs Nov. 9 - Dec. 9 in the Hallberg Theatre. Contains mature subject matter and crude language.

Concluding the fall offerings is the Broadway musical “Carousel.” The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic will be directed by Eve Himmelheber with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon and choreography by William F. Lett. Production runs Nov. 30-Dec. 16.

Spring offerings are:

• “Five Flights” by Adam Bock. The Feb. 22 - March 17 production is directed by James R. Taulli in the Hallberg Theatre. Contains adult language and content.
• Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” directed by Mark Ramont March 8-24 in the Young Theatre.
• “All Shook Up,” from the book by Joe DiPietro and inspired by the music of Elvis Presley, will be staged April 12-28 in the Young Theatre. Patrick Pearson directs with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon and choreography by William F. Lett.
• “Rough Magic” by Robert Aguirre will be performed April 26-May 12 under the direction of Travis Donnelly. It will be staged in the Young Theatre.
• Spring Dance Theatre May 9-19 in the Little Theatre. Coordinated by Gladys Kares.

Subscriptions for the Theatre and Dance season are available. Single tickets range from $10 to $22. Tickets are available online or at the Joseph Clayes III Performing Arts Center box office, which is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 657-278-3371.

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