Local student to appear in CU Theater production | Culture & Leisure


CLARION — Clarion University Theater’s 2021-2022 season will continue Feb. 23-27 with the award-winning musical no name, other than “[title of show].”

Created by writers/actors Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen, the witty autobiographical screenplay is practically a love letter to musical theatre. The premise of the show is simple: two strangers (also named Hunter and Jeff) in New York team up to write, in the words of one of their songs, “a musical about two guys writing a musical about two guy writing a musical.”

Totally unique, “[title of show]recounts his own creation, from the initial idea to the opening on Broadway.

The playwright and composer is played by D’Andre Thompson, an acting major from Toronto, Ohio, and Caleb Thompson, an environmental biology major from Shippenville. Their friends and creative partners are played by Shelby Hostetler, a theater and education student from Summerhill, and Jessica Yarger, an early childhood education major from Glen Hope. The role of Larry, the music director, is played by Brent Register, music teacher at Clarion. Adanna Maltony, an art and psychology student from Washington, studies all the roles.

Scenic design is by Caitlin Morgan, a Milheim design student; the sound design is by Sam Santangelo, a design specialist from North Wales. Lighting is designed by acting professor Edward J. Powers and costumes are designed by acting faculty member Julie Findlan-Powell. Production manager Tylar Nardei, a design and communications graduate from Aliquippa, is assisted by Erika Waldron, an art and communications graduate from Glenshaw.

“[title of show]will be presented at 8 p.m. from February 23-26 and at 2 p.m. on February 27 at the Marwick-Boyd Little Theater. Tickets are available at www.clarionuniversitytickets.com or by phone at 814-393-2787. Due to adult language, this production is not recommended for children. Customers are reminded that masks must be worn in Clarion University buildings.


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