PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Opera Workshop plans “An Evening of Musical Theatre” Tuesday, Nov. 17, on the Pullman campus. The 8 p.m. program is set for Bryan Hall Auditorium and is open to the public without charge.
Julie Anne Wieck, opera workshop director, said the program will include scenes from four shows performed by WSU students. Accompanists will be Michelle Mielke and Hsiao-ling Lo. Wieck will be assisted by Douglas Ouellette.
“Nine” by Maury Yeston opens the program. Winner of a Tony Award in 1982, the play deals with the mid-life crisis of Guido Contini, a 40-year-old Italian movie director, and the many women in his life.
“The Secret Garden” by Lucy Simon is another Tony Award winner and is based on the classic story of an orphaned girl who is sent to live with her uncle Archibald in England.
Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” is another Tony Award winner. In the production, Sondheim combines several fairy tales into a magical story about making wishes, choices and relationships.
Also on the program will be scenes from Sondhem’s “Company.” The work, which earned three Tony Awards, follows a bachelor through a series of encounters with women and his married friends who all want to see him united in holy matrimony.
Workshop members include Kristofer Barber, Sarah Reedy, Brenda Divers, Jennifer Bryant, Jen LeRose, Lyndsey Blurton, Charis Bogen, Teresa Lewis, Christine Crenshaw, Julie Silvera-Jensen, Tina Kirkpatrick, Stephanie Thomas, Beth Delaney, Robyn Grandy, Lacey Hammer, Allyson Walden, Maria Razumova, Brianna Kraner, Meghann Herbert and Stephanie Washington Kuffel.
Other members are Kathleen Converse, Michael Paul Kelly, Michael Kirkpatrick, Bryan Werry, Jeremy Force, James McMahan, Nathan Gwinn, Mark Hansen, Andrew Mielke and Justin Smith.