‘Two Heads are Better Than One’
Fans of American theater are invited on a nostalgic ride to
discover some of the behind-the-scenes secrets of popular productions from the 1940s, during a
special presentation at Lees-McRae College Friday.
Titled “Two Heads Are Better Than One,” the special in-depth presentation by Amy Lezberg will focus on the work of Danny Kaye, Sylvia Fine, Adolph Green and Betty Comden.
The theatrical breakdown will also focus on some of the lesser-known facts about “Singin’ in the Rain,” which is the third production of the college’s summer theater season.
The presentation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Student Services Center at Lees-McRae College.
“I think it will be very amusing and interesting to people to hear the kind of obstacles they (the actors in the film, ‘Singin’ in the Rain’) faced and how well they worked,” Lezberg said.
There is no charge for admission, but donations are encouraged, Lezberg said, adding that proceeds will help future interns of the college’s theater department.
“I think this would be of interest to anyone who remembers Kaye’s movies,” Lezberg said. “A lot of people have fond memories of listening to him and watching his dancing.”
Lezberg said those with “interest in the development of American theater” might also be interested in the presentation.
“I’m doing this because the internship program is really important, and it is a delight to give any way I can,” Lezberg said.
“This year, we have 24 interns — college students training with a professional company,” said Janet Speer, artistic director for Lees-McRae Summer Theatre, in a news release. “This is not only a hands-on experience, but academic, as well, with writing and analytical skills applied. Your donations will go to support this worthwhile cause.”
For more information, call the Lees-McRae box office at (828) 898-8709 or contact Speer at (firstname.lastname@example.org)