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This season, the Elmhurst University Department of Theatre and Dance presents its full season online, out of respect for the health and safety of all our community members.
Love Changes Everything: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Cabaret
Nov. 25, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021
Elmhurst University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce an online musical production: Love Changes Everything: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Cabaret.
The production premieres on Wednesday, Nov. 25, but we’ll run for a while — just in time for the holidays!
Summary: Comprised of 19 selections, this event features selections from some of Webber’s most iconic shows: Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Starlight Express, among others. Co-directors Amy Lyn McDonald and Scott Uddenberg welcome you to enjoy this production as we think “outside the COVID box,” with dancers wearing masks and solo singers who laid down vocal tracks in our campus recording studio.
Directed by: Amy Lyn McDonald and Scott Uddenberg
Musical Direction: Scott Uddenberg
Choreography: Amy Lyn McDonald
Accompanist: Deb Hatmaker
Sound Recording: Nathan Baxter
Technical Director: Rick Arnold
Assistant Scenic Design: Bridget Delaney
Stage Manager: Victoria Spiker
Asst. Stage Manager: Matt Dums
Costumes: Janice Pohl, Amelia McNeil-Maddox, Beatrice Harbough, Celeste Calleros, and Jessica Longabardi
Scenic Crew: Leah Schult, Tyler Loek, David Liang, Ben Robins, Bridget Delaney, Alexa Colatorti, and Alexa Williams
Dramaturgy: Grace Wadsworth
Program: Lindsay Janicki
Featuring: Amber Bretana, Emma Bryne, Claire Christie, Hunter Gibson, Linnea Grooms, Angelina Hermiz, Lindsay Janicki, Ethan Jankowski, Brianna Key, Ashley Lilljeborg, Amelia McNeil-Maddox, Rebecca Munoz, Alexa Nastasi, Ben Robins, Alexa Williams, and Jessica Winston
Oct. 8–18, 2020
The Elmhurst University Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Animal Farm,” George Orwell’s biting satire, adapted by Nelson Bond.
Directed by: Andrew Behling
Tickets: A YouTube protected link and password will be available by Oct. 7, 2020. Contact the Mill Theatre Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for your ticketed link and password.
Summary: The animals of Manor Farm have revolted against the negligent rule of their human master and set out to forge a society that will ensure true equality and freedom for all with four legs. Power was turned over to the pigs, who were deemed the most intelligent. The integrity of their character, on the other hand, turned out to be a very different story.
This faithful adaptation of George Orwell’s biting allegory illustrates that even the noblest of causes can be corrupted by the dangerous allure of absolute power.
Featuring: The cast includes Elmhurst University students Emma Corum, Mason Dunn, Beatrice Harbaugh, Amelia McNeil-Maddox, Alexa Nastasi, Kevin Patrick, and Tristan Ramos.
“Animal Farm (Bond)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
More events coming soon!