The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

January 11, 2013

Armstrong announces second showing of original musical

After premiere sellout, free encore production of “Jeremiah” set for Jan. 20

EDMOND — Herbert W. Armstrong College will present a second showing of the original theatrical production “Jeremiah.” The musical premiered to a standing room only crowd at Armstrong Auditorium in December.

“Due to the overwhelming turnout at the premiere, we decided to stage an encore performance,” said Armstrong Auditorium house manager Shane Granger. “We had more viewers than seats, so some had to view the production on monitors in the lobby and dozens were turned away at the door once we reached capacity. We wanted to give them and many more another opportunity to experience this exclusive production in the world-class Armstrong Auditorium.”

“Jeremiah” is Armstrong College’s first original production and features the art of step-dancing combined with the vocals of musical theater. More than 120 Herbert W. Armstrong College and Armstrong Imperial Academy students, faculty and staff are involved in the production, as well as local community members and a 12-piece orchestra.

Admission to “Jeremiah” is free, but guests are encouraged to call ahead and reserve tickets due to the demand. Tickets are required for entry.

The musical serves as the perfect end to the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s premiere of archaeological artifacts from the time of Jeremiah. Armstrong Auditorium is host to nearly a dozen figurines, large vessels and royal seal impressions in an interactive exhibit titled “Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered,” which will be on display in the lobby during the performance. The exhibit is in its final weeks before closing.

The regularly scheduled 2012-13 Armstrong Auditorium performing arts series continues on Jan. 28-29 with back-to-back performances from the Russian National Ballet Theatre.

For more information on ticket options, subscriptions, group rates, shuttle availabilities or current exhibits, visit

armstrongauditorium.org or call 285-1010.

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