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September 06, 2017 : Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Unveils New Season

 

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is proud to announce the 2017-2018 slate of productions for the upcoming season.

 

"We have an exciting and ambitious season coming up: a very physical crazy comedy, a holiday classic which features local choirs, and a contemporary musical theatre production - which will also be performed at OU's "On the Green" alumni weekend. I also plan to announce next summer's big musical production very soon,” said A. Victor Jones, Artistic Director and Lecturer of Theatre for Ohio University Lancaster.

 

Season tickets for all four shows are available again this year. This not only saves ticket buyers money, it also gives them access to priority seating. In addition, for one week, an even better deal is available beginning on Friday, September 22 and running through Friday, September 29, 2017. Jones said, "Our BOGO season ticket offer is back; buy one season ticket at $53 and get the second season ticket at 1/2 off!"

 

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 during the BOGO promotion and  three weeks before each show Monday through Friday, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m., and one hour before shows or call (740) 681-3353.

 

Ticket sales promise to be brisk for this year’s slate of shows. First up is Moon over moonBuffalo a comedy by Ken Ludwig running from November 1 – 5, 2017. In the madcap comedy tradition of Lend Me a Tenor, the hilarious Moon Over Buffalo centers on George and Charlotte Hay, fading stars of the 1950s. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingénue, they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if he likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie. Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that could go wrong does go wrong, abetted by a visit from their daughter’s clueless fiancé and hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing, caused by Charlotte’s deaf, old stage-manager mother who hates every bone in George’s body. Moon Over Buffalo is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Next up opening December 7 - 10, 2017 is A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play from the novella by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Joe Landry with music by Kevin Connors. The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!" A Christmas Carol – A Live Radio Play is produced by special arrangements with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com).

 

nextThe Spring production runs April 4 - 8, 2018. Next to Normal is the hit Broadway musical with music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey. Next to Normal is the winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

 

NEXT TO NORMAL 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.