This Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 in Garmany Hall of the Austin Arts Center, the Music Department will present its annual Musical-Theater Revue.
As Trinity College is the only leading liberal-arts college with substantial musical-theater offerings, we have been fortunate, over the past 25+ years, to host many of Broadway’s leading musical-theater composers and lyricists for Interviews/Conversations in conjunction with productions and performances of their works. In this weekend’s Revue, we honor these past guests with scenes and excerpts from a large variety of shows.
The composers and lyricists include: Stephen Sondheim (with excerpts from “Sweeney Todd,” “West Side Story,” “A Little Night Music,” and “Merrily We Roll Along”), Stephen Schwartz (excerpts from “Godspell,” “Pippin,” and “Children of Eden”), Jeanine Tesori (excerpts from “Shrek,” “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” and “Caroline, or Change”), Charles Strouse (excerpts from “Bye Bye Birdie,” “All-American,” and “Rags”), William Finn (excerpts from “Falsettos,” “A New Brain,” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”), and David Evans, Tom Greenwald, Barbara Schottenfeld, and Elizabeth Swados, who will be honored with one excerpt each.
The 12-member cast includes Jamie Ballan ’16, Lydia Haynes ’18, Luke Hickox ’16, Adelaide Jenkins ’18, Ebban Maeda ’16, James Nash ’19, Christopher Perkowski ’18, Maggie Powderly ’18, Rae Rossetti ’16, Jackson Ruprecht ’19, Aysha Salam ’18, and Michael Zarra ’19. This will be the 10th Trinity musical-theater production for the two seniors, Luke Hickox and Rae Rossetti.
Professor Gerald Moshell is the Stage Director and Musical Director, with choreography provided by Lydia Haynes ’18 and Maggie Powderly ’18. Jean Germano ’18 is the Stage Manager, and Lillian Russo-Savage ’18 is the Lighting Designer.
Tickets are free, but as seating is limited, tickets should be obtained in advance at the AAC Box Office, either in person or at 860-297-2199. The Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 7:30 pm, and there is a Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm.