Horsefeathers Sets Popular Schedule
summer of popular musicals is set to get underway in the Horsefeathers
and Applesauce Summer Dinner Theatre. The season begins June 2, and
closes in late July.
"All of our first
three productions for next season ranked high on past surveys for both
Horsefeathers patrons and the company," says Moon. "The fourth show
provides our patrons with a musical thriller."
"All I Really Need
to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" will open the 2000 season June 2-3
and 8-10. Based on the popular book by Robert Fulghum, the play's run
will include a donor performance and is the traditional opening show
that will help to underwrite the remainder of the season.
"Joseph and the
Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," with music by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd
Webber, will be the first of the season ticket productions June 15-18
and 22-25. The score is an eclectic, contemporary, tongue-in-cheek blend
of calypso, '50s rock and roll, country-western, and vaudeville, all
folded around the Biblical tale of Joseph and his jealous brothers who
sell him into Egyptian slavery.
"The Man Who Came
to Dinner" follows as the second season ticket production. It will be
seen June 29 throughJuly 2, and July 6-9. It is the comedic tale of
a dinner guest who slips and falls on the doorstep when departing. Six
weeks of confinement follows and the homeowners' living room is monopolized
by the irascible invalid.
finishes off the 2000 season ticket package July 13-16 and 20-23. This
musical thriller tells the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber
who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous
judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street's thirst for blood soon expands to include his unfortunate
customers in a portrayal that mixes intense drama with moments of dark
"Our hope with
'The Man Who Came to Dinner' and 'All I Really Need to Know,' is to
cast them as intergenerational casts-with both company members and community
actors," says Moon. "At a time when our community theatre is struggling
about decisions about space, there are individuals in this community
who want to be acting. There will be opportunities for them to participate."
provides for our interest in the macabre," she says. "It isn't often
that you get a mysterious thriller in a musical format instead of a
play format, and there is not a writer that a contemporary company would
rather do than Stephen Sondheim."
For more information
on show dates or ticket prices, contact the Horsefeathers box office
at (316) 221-7720.
March 10 (Friday):
First-ever reunion of SC professional studies students, Wichita
East Professional Studies Center, 2040 S. Rock Road, Wichita, 5 to
March 11 (Saturday):
Founders Day, dinner for President's Club and Heritage Club donors,
program honoring Earl Spidel, Wroten Hall, main campus, 5:30 p.m.
April 9 (Sunday):
San Diego area alumni gathering, Quality Resort/Mission Valley,
2 to 4 p.m.
(alumni personnel will travel with choir): April 12 (Wednesday):
Augusta First United Methodist Church, 2420 N. Ohio, 7:30 p.m.
April 13 (Thursday):
Pittsburg First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Pine, 7:30 p.m.
April 14 (Friday):
Highland United Methodist Church, Bella Vista, Ark., 371 Glasgow
Rd., 7:30 p.m.
April 15 (Saturday):
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, Okla., 222
NW 15th, 7:30 p.m.
May 6 (Saturday):
Los Angeles area alumni gathering, home of Glenn '44 and Eva Patton,
more details to follow. For more information on alumni events, contact
the alumni programs director, (316) 221-8334.
SC Fall Sports in Top 25
athletic teams were ranked 22nd in the nation in overall achievement
by fall sports teams. The final rankings in the Sears Directors' Cup
race were announced Dec. 30 in USA Today.
113 point total reflected championship seasons in football and cross
country, and much improved records in other fall sports.
The Sears Cup
was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. It is administered
by NACDA and sponsored by Sears, Roebuck and Co. Awards are given
to Division I and NAIA teams.
are based on final fall results and include the sports of women and
men'' cross country; football; women's and men's soccer, and women's
volleyball. Points are awarded on each institution's finish in up
to 12 sports (six for men and six for women) with each national champion
receiving 100 points.
Up at Homecoming
The event is
months away but plans already are well underway for the first Homecoming/Reunion
weekend of the new century.
is set for Oct. 12-15, 2000, with new events added to popular favorites
from past years. "Live It Up at SC" will be theme for the gathering.
For the first
time, an academic program will be highlighted during Homecoming festivities.
Education majors from all eras will be invited back to campus to participate
in events and gatherings tailored to their interests.
reunion gatherings will honor alumni whose classes end in "00" or
"05." This year individual dinners will be held Friday evening to
allow honor classes to gather as groups.
of the weekend will include the third BuilderDash fun run/walk; football
versus Bethany, the morning parade, a theatre event, and an alumni
on Homecoming activities will be available through mailings, the Southwestern
College Web site (www.sckans.edu)
and the next issue of The Southwesterner.