Emporia State Theatre presents spring dance show

May 3, 2011

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, the curtain in Karl C. Bruder Theatre will rise on “Dream Park in Eighties City,” a spring dance show at Emporia State University. The show has no admission charge. It is a free gift to the community for its ongoing support of ESU Theatre students and activities.

The show spins the dreams and schemes of 17 city dwellers on an edgy spring day. In the tradition of "Contact," and "Movin' Out," two successful "dansicals" on Broadway, the ’80s story is told through lyric and dance, from angst to aerobics. Hot hits including Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero," and The Weather Girls’ "It's Raining Men" are featured. 

“Dance Park in Eighties City” has been conceived, directed and choreographed by Lindy Bartruff, adjunct professor of dance. 

The cast includes Elise Blann (junior, Newton), Jeremy Devine (senior, Hutchinson), Amanda Devine (senior, Hutchinson), Brenna Fulton (senior, Leoti), Jinyoung Hwang (sophomore, Seoul, South Korea), Jihye Kim (sophomore, Seoul, South Korea), Natalie King (sophomore, Wichita), Cara Lohkamp (sophomore, Wichita), Noah Mefford (junior, Burlington), Erin Mullane (junior, Gardner), Chynna Prenzler (junior, Emporia), Yoshiko Shrestha (sophomore, Tokyo, Japan), Kangwon Song (junior, Busan, South Korea), Trinity Standridge (sophomore, Olathe), Emily Warren (senior, Wichita) and Jamarious Wicker (junior, Atlanta, Ga.).

The stage manager and lighting designer is Levi Howe (senior, Columbus, NE), costume designer is Lindsey Jarvis (junior, Paola) and sound designer is Garret Bowman (junior, Iola).

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