2008-2009 Theatre Season - Shorter University

Group shot of cast from Thoroughly Modern Mille


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Songs for a New World*
Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Orginally Produced by the WPA Theatre, New York City, 1995 (Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)
Original Orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown

September 26-27 and October 2-4, 2008 at 7:30 pm
September 28 and October 5, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Callaway Theatre

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to meet a startling array of characters ranging from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams in a soulless marriage. These are the stories and characters of today, the songs for a new world.

Friends of Theatre Cabaret Fundraiser*
Saturday, October 25
Coosa Valley Technical College Conference Center at 1 Maurice Culberson Drive

Second Annual Shorter Dance Revue*
November 12 – November 14, 2008 at 7:30 pm
November 16 – November 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Callaway Theatre

Friends of Theatre Showcase*
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thoroughly Modern Millie*
Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Music by Jeanine Tesori, New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan
Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film
February 20-21 and 25-28, 2009 at 7:30 pm
February 22 and March 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Callaway Theatre

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a high-spirited musical romp that took Broadway by storm! Taking place in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Mille tells the story of young Millie Dillmount, who has just moved to the city in search of a new life for herself. It’s a New York full of intrigue and jazz – a time when women were entering the workforce and the rules of love and social behavior were changing forever. Based on the popular movie, the stage version of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes a full score of new songs and bright dance numbers.

The Picture of Dorian Gray*
Adapted by John Osborne from the novel by Oscar Wilde
April 15-18, 2009 at 7:30 pm
April 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm
Callaway Theatre

The author of Look Back in Anger, Inadmissible Evidence and The Entertainer has created a brilliant dramatization of this classic about a man who retains his youth while the decay of advancing years and moral corruption appears on a portrait painted by one of his companions.

“Osborne has done much more than a scissors and paste job on Wilde’s famous story. He has…created a sense of evil through implication” – Guardian. “John Osborn…has found in Oscar Wilde’s macabre morality a velveted barouche for his own favorite themes [and he] conveys the fabulous story[‘s]…fascination” – Daily Telegraph.