Thursday, September 30, 2010

Arts Reporting: Texas State Dancers Cast in Shirley MacLaine/Jack Black Film

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San Marcos Mercury

Texas State Theatre and Dance students score roles with A-list stars

Brad Rollins on Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The filming of a major motion picture in Austin has presented eight musical theatre students from the Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance with a special opportunity to showcase their talents on the big screen with some of the top names in the industry. Those chosen include Jennifer Foster of Thousand Oaks, Calif; Madelyn Shaffer of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Colin Bevis of Clarksville, Tenn.; Ian Saunders of Walled Lake, Mich.; Tim Heller of Libertyville, Ill.; Rachel Hull-Ryde of Grapevine; Jacqueline Bloom of Granite Bay, Calif.; and Trevor McGinnis of San Antonio.

“Bernie,” a film in progress directed by Richard Linklater and staring Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, is a story inspired by a 1998 “Texas Monthly” article about the east Texas town of Carthage and its bizarre tale of a local undertaker and his 1997 confession to murdering his wealthy companion.

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