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K-State Today Student Edition

February 28, 2013



A night at the opera: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance presents 'The Marriage of Figaro' March 7-9

By Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present Mozart's comic opera "The Marriage of Figaro" at 7:30 p.m. March 7-9 in McCain Auditorium.

"The Marriage of Figaro"continues playwright Beaumarchais' tale from "The Barber of Seville." The Count is now married to Rosine, but their marriage has gone sour because of his philandering. Figaro has quit barbering and is now the Count's manservant. He is engaged to Suzanne, who is Countess Rosine's maid -- and the Count's intended conquest.

Old Bartolo is back to seek revenge on Figaro for thwarting his plans to marry Rosine, and he enlists the help of the slimy music master Don Bazile. Adding to the fun are an amorous teenager, a scheming old maid, a drunken gardener and a silly young girl. It all makes for a single "folle journee" -- a crazy day.

Reginald Pittman, professor of music, is director for "The Marriage of Figaro." Set design is by Kathy Voecks, associate professor of theatre; costume design is by Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theatre; and lighting design is by John Uthoff, associate professor of theatre. Devan Castle, Manhattan, is in charge of sound design.

Tickets are $16 for the general public, $14 for seniors and military, and $10 for students, plus applicable taxes and fees. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office or by calling 785-532-6428. Tickets also may be purchased online at http://www.k-state.edu/theatre/. Groups of 10 or more may receive a discount rate. For more information or assistance in planning a theatre party, contact Marci Maullar at 785-532-6878.

Students participating in cast and crew for "Marriage of Figaro" include:

Drew Hansen, senior in vocal performance, Berryton, as Count Almaviva; Mallory Rathbun, junior in vocal performance, Ellsworth, as Marcellina.

From Greater Kansas City: Katherine Cross, junior in music theatre, Kansas City, Mo., as Flower Girl; Aeriel Dodson, junior in vocal performance, Overland Park, as Susanna; and Kirsten Hyde, senior in vocal performance, Shawnee, as the Countess.

Alex Spence, senior in music education, Hutchinson, as Basilio.

From Manhattan: DJ Davis, senior in vocal performance, as Bartolo; Glenn Davis, freshman in arts and sciences-open option, as Don Curzio; Jessica Huey, senior in vocal music education, as Barbarina; and Sarah Wirtz, junior in vocal performance, as Cherubino.

From out of state: Sarah Stoulil, junior in music theatre, Pocahontas, Iowa, as Country Girl; Randall Frye, master's student in music, Polk, Pa., as Antonio; and Donovan Woods, senior in vocal performance, Bedford, Texas, as Figaro.