Huntington University announces 2014-15 theater season

1415 Theatre Season Preview
FOR RELEASE
2014-06-09
HUNTINGTON, Ind. — The Huntington University Theatre Company has announced its crowd-pleasing season for 2014-15.

Three major productions and the Troupe’s revue of “Disney on Broadway” are scheduled for the upcoming academic year in the Zurcher Auditorium and the Studio Theater in the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus. The main season will open with the classical favorite “Singin’ in the Rain” and conclude with Shakespeare’s famous “Romeo & Juliet.”

Tickets, unless otherwise noted, are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for HU students and $9 for HU faculty/staff.

For reservations, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at 260-359-4261 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets also will be sold at the door before every performance.

2014-15 SEASON

The Troupe presents a “Disney on Broadway” musical revue
Oct. 4
MCA Studio Theatre


The biggest and best songs of “Disney on Broadway” are coming to HU. Join us as the Troupe presents songs and choreography from some of the most beloved Disney shows on Broadway.

“Singin’ in the Rain”
Nov. 13-15 and 20-22
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


Filled with memorable songs and impressive choreography, “Singin’ in the Rain” is based off the popular 1952 film. According to IMDb.com, set during the beginning of “talkies” in the late 1920s, Don Lockwood has risen to stardom during Hollywood’s silent-movie era paired with the beautiful and jealous Lina Lamont. When Lockwood becomes attracted to a young studio singer, Kathy Selden, Lamont has her fired. Drama, laughter and memorable musical numbers fill this fun-loving production made famous by Gene Kelly and his gang.

“The Ruby Sunrise”
By Rinne Groff
Feb. 19-21
MCA Studio Theatre


Have you ever been driven by to pursue a dream that would change the lives of everyone on the planet? Ruby did when she invented the first all-electric television, only to sink into despair when she never received credit for her creation. According to dramabookshop.com, Playwright Rinne Groff examines Ruby’s rise and fall along with the history of television. With the right combination of wit, humor and emotional resonance, this play is a joy to experience.

Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”
April 15-18
MCA Zurcher Auditorium


This classic tragedy is one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Travel back in time to Verona and watch as the Capulet and Montague families struggle to end their feud — until the deaths of two star-crossed lovers bring reconciliation. Come see this timeless play brought to life on HU’s stage.

For more information about the HU theater department, visit www.huntington.edu/theatre.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution a “Best Midwestern College.” Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284