Romantic musical comedy opens Feb. 23 in Purple Masque Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
The student-written musical "An American in Beirut" will be presented as a stage reading by K-State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 and 24 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre.
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present "An American in Beirut" Feb. 23 and 24 in West Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m.
In this light-hearted musical comedy, Jack travels to Lebanon to meet with his cousin, Elie, and his wife, Nabila. Through their scheming, Jack falls in love with Anna, reconnecting him to their shared Lebanese culture. This student-written musical will be presented as a stage reading.
Alex Wakim, senior in applied music, Wichita, wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Jonah Ericson, senior in English and theatre, Manhattan.
Tickets are $9 for general public; $7.75 for seniors, military, faculty and staff; and $5.75 for students and youth. They can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the Purple Masque Theatre. All tickets, regardless of purchase method, include sales tax and are free from convenience fees.
The stage reading musical is directed by Jennifer Vellenga, associate director, K-State Theatre. The following Kansas State University students are in the cast of "An American in Beirut":
From Greater Kansas City: Lauren Taylor, sophomore in applied music, Olathe, as Anna; and Morgan Sterrett, senior in theatre, as a chorus member, and Kelly Urschel, senior in applied music, as Nabila, both from Overland Park.
Gage Stielau, senior in theatre, Syracuse, as Elie; Hunter Nelson, senior in English and theatre, as a chorus member, and Noah Lindquist, senior in applied music and theatre, as Jack, both from Topeka; and Drew George, senior in theatre, Uniontown, as a chorus member.
From out of state: Samantha Williams, sophomore in applied music, Branson, Missouri, as a chorus member.