Shows and events including "Singing with the Stars" are listed below.
Jun. 21 – 23 & 28 – 30
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. 2 pm
HAIR: THE AMERICAN TRIBAL LOVE-ROCK MUSICAL
Music by Galt MacDermot
“This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…”
Vibrant, thrilling and emotional, HAIR is a rock musical set in the counter-culture revolution of the 1960s. It tells the story of two friends, Claude (a romantic) and Berger (an extrovert) who become enmeshed in a group of long-haired free-thinkers who find their future threatened by the Vietnam War.
Told in a stunningly visual, almost psychedelic, montage of scenes and rock and roll songs, HAIR, as relevant and exciting today as when it first opened.
The score contains many international rock standards including “Aquarius,” “Hair,” “Easy to Be Hard,” “Where Do I Go?” “Good Morning Starshine,” and “Let the Sunshine In.”
July 12 – 14 & 19-21
Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 pm, Sun. 2 pm
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Martin Charnin
“The sun will come out tomorrow.”
Love and hope get a boost in the delightful and marvelous family musical, ANNIE. Based on the comic strip character created by Harold Gray, the musical tells the story of a spunky ten-year-old Depression-era orphan, Annie, determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the steps of orphanage run by the mean and unhappy Miss Hannigan.
In a series of fun-filled adventures, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s scheme, befriends President Roosevelt, and finds a new family with billionaire, Daddy Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell and a loveable homeless dog, Sandy. ANNIE tugs at your heart strings and reminds us how satisfying it is to find some place to belong.
The popular score includes such memorable songs as "Hard Knock Life, "Little Girls," "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile," "Easy Street," and “Tomorrow.”
GUYS & DOLLS
Aug 1 – 5
Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Mon. at 7:30 pm, Sun. at 2 pm
Guys & Dolls
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
“You can bet that he's doing it for some doll.”
That’s the point of view in this 1950 fun and romantic classic musical, GUYS & DOLLS. Handsome gambler Sky Masterson will bet on anything, even love, when he takes the wager that he can get any girl chosen to join him for a weekend getaway in Havana. He finds himself trying to roll a hard eight when the girl chosen is Salvation Army mission worker, Sergeant Sarah Brown.
Threaded in the plot is matrimony-reluctant Nathan Nicely and his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, whose wait for marriage has manifest itself in a perpetual cold.
Will Sky win his bet? Will Adelaide finally get Nathan to the altar? GUYS & DOLLS is a funny and heartfelt look at the jackpot of love.
SEPCIAL EVENTS MSP 2013
SINGING WITH THE STARS 2013
Friday, June 7, 2013
Doors at 7:00 pm, Competition at 7:30 PM
Community leaders compete in an evening of song for the title “MSP Idol of the Year.” A great time for all.
Evening includes wine, soft drinks, appetizers by Hunan, and desserts by Lipe Orchards.
Tickets: $35.00 - 618-453-6000
MEET THE CAST REVIEW
Thursday, July 18, 7:30 PM
Doors at 7 pm. Entertainment at 7:30 pm. Reception follows.
Friends of MSP join the cast for an evening of entertainment, food and drink.
Free to all Friends of MSP.
MARY ELEEN DILLARD OPENING NIGHT SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
Thursday, Aug. 1, 5-7 PM
Join Carbondale Community Arts for dinner in the SIU Student Center Old Main Room to benefit CCA’s ASHSTP Scholarship Fund.
$30/ person - Call 618-457-5100 for reservations.
Price includes dinner and tax deductible contribution only. Show tickets must be purchased separately
16 BAR BLAST
Sunday, August 4, 7:30 PM
CCA'S ASHSTP cast performs short musical theater pieces
McLeod Theater - Free to all - Info at 457-5100