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08/15/2011

Hit Musical ''Chicago'' to Open 2011-12 Theatre and Dance Season

Quick Facts

 The Department of Theatre and Dance will open the 2011-12 season with Broadway hit "Chicago."
 Season ticket packages are available on the department's website.

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"Once Upon a Mattress," spring 2011
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"Jimmy the Antichrist," Spring One-Act Festival (April 2011)

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Prohibition, murder, criminal celebrities – Winthrop's Department of Theatre and Dance will start its 2011-12 season with pizzazz and a little stylish mayhem.

Opening the season will be a production of Broadway hit musical "Chicago," the tale of Roxie Hart, who uses the media sensation surrounding her murder trial to become a bona-fide celebrity. Stephen Gundersheim, associate professor of theatre, will direct the production, based on a play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins.

Season ticket packages are now available through the department's ticket package website. The department's 2011-12 season will include the following shows and performances:

FALL 2011 

"Chicago" by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Directed by Stephen Gundersheim
Oct. 5-8, 8 p.m. nightly; Oct. 8-9, 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $10/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Play contains adult content; seating is reserved. 

"Beyond Therapy" by Christopher Durang
Directed by Melissa Frierson (student director)
Oct. 26-29, 8 p.m. nightly; Oct. 30, 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Oct. 26-27, $5/Winthrop I.D. and $10/public; Oct. 28-30, $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Seating is limited; play contains adult content and language. 

Winthrop Dance Theatre
Directed by Mary Beth Young
Nov. 2-5, 8 p.m. nightly; Nov. 6, 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Seating is reserved.

Fall One-Act Festival
Supervised by Russell Luke
Nov. 18, 8 p.m.; Nov. 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Nov. 20, 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Plays contain adult language and content; seating is limited.

Senior Choreography Showcase
Supervised by Meg Griffin
Dec. 2, 8 p.m.; Dec. 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
The showcase is part of ChristmasVille 2011. 

SPRING 2012 

"Marisol" by José Rivera
Directed by Laura Dougherty
Feb. 15-18, 8 p.m. nightly; Feb. 19, 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Play contains adult language; seating is reserved. 

"Fractured Sanctum" by Norman Burt and Everett Johnson (student)
Feb. 22-25, 8 p.m. nightly; Feb. 26, 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: Feb. 22-23, $5/Winthrop I.D. and $10/public; Feb. 24-25, $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Play contains adult content and language; seating is limited. 

"The Children's Hour" by Lillian Hellman
Directed by Russell Luke
March 28-31, 8 p.m.; March 31-April 1, 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public

Student Choreography Showcase
Supervised by Stacy McConnell
April 13, 8 p.m.; April 14, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 15, 2 p.m.
Johnson Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
The showcase is part of Rock Hill's Come-See-Me Festival. 

Spring One-Act Festival
Supervised by Russell Luke
April 20, 8 p.m.; April 21, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; April 22, 2 p.m.
Johnson Studio Theatre
Tickets: $8/Winthrop I.D. and $15/public
Seating is limited; plays contain adult content and language. Performances are part of the Come-See-Me Festival. 

For more information about individual shows, visit the Department of Theatre and Dance website, or call 803/323-2287. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at 803/323-4014 or boxoffice@winthrop.edu.


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