WSU plans spring musical

The Washington State University School of Music and Theatre Arts will present a spring production of the popular Broadway musical “Sweet Charity.”

The performances are set for April 8 at 8 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available in the Kimbrough Music Building lobby April 6 – 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will also be available at the door an hour and a half before curtain. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

The funny musical by Neil Simon, with music by Cy Coleman, tells the story of a young woman in search of love. Her life is full of difficulties but she remains optimistic, believing she will someday find her true love. The show is appropriate for all ages. Songs include “Big Spender,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better than This,” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now.”

The cast consists of 30 singer/actors, directed by stage and musical director Julie Anne Wieck. The music will be performed by 27 members of the WSU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nick Wallin. Sara Stricherz, a senior music education student, choreographed many of the dance scenes.

For more information, contact Wieck at (509) 335-4331 or jwieck@wsu.edu.

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