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September 03, 2018 : Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Unveils New Season

 

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is proud to announce the 2018-2019 slate of productions for the upcoming season.

 

"We have an exciting and ambitious season coming up with three musical theatre productions,” said A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster.

 

Season tickets for all three shows are available again this year. This not only saves ticket buyers money, it also gives them access to priority seating. Jones said, "Purchasing season tickets provides exclusive access to the best seating at all three productions."

 

Online ticket sales are available at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre.  Ohio University Lancaster’s theatre box office (located in the OUL north lobby) is staffed two weeks prior to each production, Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., and one hour before shows or call (740) 681-3353.

 

drowsyTicket sales promise to be brisk for this year’s slate of shows. First up is The Drowsy Chaperone, which runs November 29-December 2 and is the winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score. The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.

 

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

 

Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre.  The Drowsy Chaperone is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

 

jeckylThe spring production runs April 4 - 7, 2018. Jekyll & Hyde is an epic struggle between good and evil which comes to life on stage. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.

 

An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

 

Jeckyl & Hyde is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com

 

The summer musical production has not been officially announced but is always an exciting show featuring members of the community. For more information on the OUL Theatre program, contact A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster at jonesv2@ohio.edu.

 

A rich tradition of theatre continues to thrive and grow on the Ohio University Lancaster campus. OUL’s Theatre program offers four major productions a year, one of which is featured during the historic Lancaster Festival. The faculty and staff of Ohio University Lancaster are dedicated to continuing a strong, successful and educational theatre program. Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre is located at 1570 Granville Pike in Lancaster, Ohio.