Theatre-at-Tusculum returns to the stage this month to present “A … My Name Is Still Alice,” the sequel to its crowd-pleasing spring 2010 production.
Exciting, hilarious, thought-provoking, touching and zany are all apt descriptions of some of the 14 skits and musical numbers included in the “A … My Name Is Still Alice” musical revue. The production will be performed on 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18-19 and 25-26. Sunday matinees will be performed at 2 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 27. All performances will be in the Behan Arena Theatre on the lower level (side entrance) of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building on the Tusculum College campus.
The show’s numbers address a variety of women’s issues, both positive and negative, including weight problems, chauvinism, aging and stereotyping, through a series of skits and musical numbers, a format shared with the first show in the series, “A … My Name is Alice,” which Theatre-at-Tusculum performed last spring. With the mature nature of some of the numbers, this show is not recommended for children, but is aimed at community adults, Tusculum faculty, staff and students and perhaps a few sophisticated high school students.
Written originally for six actresses in an off-Broadway production, Theatre-at-Tusculum’s show has been expanded to include 21 women and seven men. Seventeen of the cast members are Tusculum College students and 11 are well-respected community actors such as Doug Presley, Brian Ricker, Angela Bride and Sandy Nienaber. Not only are 17 of the cast members Tusculum students, but 11 work-study students from the college are also helping to build the set, work the box office and serve as back stage crew for the shows.
The musical revue is directed by Marilyn duBrisk, Tusculum’s artist-in-residence and director of the Arts Outreach program. The production crew also includes vocal director Angie Clendenon, accompanist Susan McNabb, costume director Barbara Holt, set designer Frank Mengel and stage manager Suzanne Greene. Jennifer Hollowell is in charge of the box office.
Admission is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 60 and over. For more information, contact Tusculum College Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://arts.tusculum.edu.