Friday, June 8, 2012

Upcoming: Giant Steps, An Urbean Musical, staged reading by UT Summer Musical Theatre Workshop, June 29

The University of Texas Musical Theatre Workshop
presents a staged reading 

Giant Steps Urbean Musical University of Texas
(image from University of Texas)

Giant Steps, An Urbean Musical

music and lyrics by Michael Dexter
book by Eric H. Weinberger
directed by Billy Porter
June 29, 7 p.m.
B. Iden Payne Theatre (300 E. 23rd St.), located in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building.

Giant Steps is a contemporary twist on the classic fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk” that will delight young and old, alike. The June 29 performance of
Giant Steps is at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. 
The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with Texas State University-San Marcos, is offering the inaugural Texas Musical Theatre Workshop, a pre-collegiate summer intensive for high school students exploring a potential career in musical theatre June 10 - 30. This unique program brings New York’s Broadway talent to Texas, providing students the best in musical theatre training by industry professionals.

The workshop was founded by University of Texas at Austin faculty member Lyn Koenning and Texas State University faculty members Kaitlin Hopkins and Jim Price. As a collective, these artistic directors bring more than 75 years of industry experience to the workshop. 

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