BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Student Productions announces its upcoming production, “Star Cross’d Lovers: a musical theatre Romeo and Juliet,” orchestrated and composed by Don Freund. The production will take place at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Nov. 21-23 at 7:30 pm.
“We are extremely fortunate and grateful to have received generous funding from IU New Frontiers to produce Don’s remarkable composition,” said Paul Daily, production director and artist director at Ivy Tech Waldron. “The grant has given us the opportunity to expand our creativity and resources to produce something truly compelling and unique. Don Freund will be conducting an orchestra of 18 musicians from the IU Jacobs School of Music, and Brian Samarzea will join us again, this time as musical theatre vocal coach.”
“While the idea of yet another version of Romeo and Juliet may seem something less than ‘cutting edge,’ said Don Freund, “the familiarity of the story and the iconic power of the poetic text provide a sturdy launch pad for a new kind of intertwining of words, drama, and music. The glories of Shakespeare’s poetry and the vitality of his dramatic constructions take on a special resonance when song and music is worked into the tapestry.”
Tickets are $15 for general admission or $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased online at bctboxoffice.com. Information about Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center performances, classes, and exhibits can be found at ivytech.edu/waldron.
About Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
The Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center is located in downtown Bloomington at 122 S. Walnut St. The Center provides space for credit and non-credit coursework, six art galleries, and two performance spaces.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.