Brenau theatre major, faculty participating in popular musical production

The Highlands Playhouse production of Dames At Sea opens this Thursday night starring Carly Berg, a BFA Musical Theatre major.  Costumes were designed by Fred Lloyd, Associate Professor of Theatre.

Brenau theatre major, faculty participating in popular musical productionDames At Sea is a musical comedy, written by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, with music composed by Jim Wise. It tells the story of a young woman who arrives in the big town, alone and starving.  Through lucky coincidence she joins a theatre company, only to find out that they are broke and their building is being demolished.  More coincidence and a navy acquaintance lead to the show being produced aboard a navy vessel.

Carly Berg will be a junior this year. “The rehearsal process was an experience in itself,” she remembers, “because we basically put the show together in only 2 weeks!  It was wonderful to see everything come together so quickly. I am playing the part of Ruby, and it`s such an incredible experience.  Bill Patti, the director, and the other people on the artistic staff – like Karyn Tomzcak, the choreographer, DaMon Goff, the music director, and of course Professor Lloyd – are fantastic to work with.  They make it such a friendly environment here in the Highlands Playhouse.”

The musical opens Thursday, July 26 and runs until August 18 every day except Mondays.  Highlands Playhouse is a community-funded theatre located on 362 Oak Street in Highlands, North Carolina.  Highlands is a resort town in the scenic North Carolina mountains, located less than 80 miles north of Gainesville.

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Thursday, July 26, 2012