WT's 'Brooklyn' advances to regional festival; will be restaged Sunday in Canyon
By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
West Texas A&M University Theatre is heading back to the big city with a Sunday remount of Brooklyn ahead of a prestigious festival appearance.
The musical, which was staged Sept. 30 to Oct. 9, was selected to perform at the Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Angelo State University in March.
"It's a really big honor," director Andrew Barratt Lewis said. "It's the chance for us to show what we did to the whole region, including 800 students and their professors and others from a six-state region."
Region VI comprises schools in Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico and Oklahoma, as well as Texas.n Nationally, it represents more than 600 academic institutions.
Only six shows were invited to perform at the March festival. This is the fifth time a WT production has been selected to perform at the festival.
WT will stage the musical at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Branding Iron Theatre in a special fundraising performance. Tickets are $16 for adults, and $12 for seniors and non-WT students. WT students can receive one free student rush ticket beginning at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-651-2804.
The musical fable, in which a young woman named Brooklyn (Madeleine Hale) tries to find her father on the streets of Brooklyn while she competes against a rival singer (Laurel Smalley), was originally staged on Broadway in 2004.