Friday, September 17, 2010

Upcoming: Miscast, musical scenes by Phoenix Theatre, UT, September 18

Found on-line at the Daily Texan, September 16:

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UT Broadway revue recasts gender roles

Event Preview - Miscast

By Sarah Pressley, Daily Texan Staff
Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls this Saturday as Phoenix Theatre Company, a group of UT theatre and dance students, perform “Miscast,” a montage of scenes from Broadway plays that challenges typecasting and traditional gender roles.

“Miscast” is an annual event in New York City performed to raise money for Broadway productions. This summer a group of theatre students decided to follow suit and finally find a way to play the roles they could normally only dream of.

“We were all sitting around joking about how we would never be cast in certain roles,” said Kelli Schultz, a theatre and dance senior and an actress in the show. “It’s about performing in shows we would never get to. The shows would never work if we performed them as ladies and men. It’s about getting together and doing a show with material we like.”

The students chose and began rehearsing individual scenes over the summer, but have come together to help each other direct and perfect the show, which features 11 different pieces by nine students. Together they have also written an original opening and closing for the show.

Performance: Saturday, September 18 at Winship Drama building Room 2.180, free admission

Read more of the feature by Sarah Pressley at the Daily Texan online. . . .

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