The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

December 26, 2012

Musical to premiere at Armstrong Auditorium

EDMOND — Herbert W. Armstrong College will present the first musical theater production of its very own, “Jeremiah.” This musical features the art of step-dancing and will make its debut at Armstrong Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Jeremiah is Armstrong College’s first production to combine the vocals of musical theater along with the entertainment of step dancing. More than 120 people are involved in the production, including students from local universities and Armstrong’s Imperial Academy, Armstrong faculty, staff and local community members, as well as a 12-piece orchestra.

“We have done many of our own dance recitals and other vocal showcases, but Jeremiah is the first full production to combine these efforts into one musical theater piece,” said Ryan Malone, music director at Armstrong College. “The melding of these two art forms makes for a completely new musical theater experience with a timeless storyline that anyone can relate to.”

Admission to “Jeremiah” is free and guests are encouraged to arrive early to select their seats. The musical serves as the end to the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s archaeology exhibition about Jeremiah. Guests can supplement the theatrical performance with real-life artifacts from Jeremiah’s time period while Armstrong Auditorium hosts the world premiere of nearly a dozen archaeological artifacts discovered in Jerusalem in the exhibit, Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered. The interactive exhibit includes figurines, large vessels and royal seal impressions dating to biblical times, which will be on display in the lobby during the performance.

The “Jeremiah” musical provides a fun and entertaining pause to Armstrong Auditorium’s 2012-13 performing arts series. The season continues in 2013 with back-to-back performances from the Russian National Ballet Theatre on Jan. 28-29.

FOR MORE information on ticket options, subscriptions, group rates, shuttle availability or current exhibits, visit http://www.ArmstrongAuditorium.org or call 285-1010.

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