LMC Summer Theatre announces fundraising events

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Article Published: Jun. 20, 2013 | Modified: Jun. 20, 2013

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LMC Summer Theatre Playbill

‘Chicago’

In Roaring ’20s Chicago, chorine Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap — until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “merry murderess,” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the American Dream: fame, fortune and acquittal.

“Chicago” runs July 1, 3, 5 and 6 at  p.m. and July 3, 6 and 7 at 2 p.m.



‘The 39 Steps’

In “The 39 Steps,” a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent, who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization, called “The 39 Steps,” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale. “The 39 Steps” was Broadway’s longest-running comedy and played its 500th performance May 19, 2009.

“The 39 Steps” runs July 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. and July 20 and 21 at 2 p.m.



‘Singin’ in the Rain’

You remember the plot. You love the characters. You know “the song.” It’s no less than the stage adaptation of one of the most celebrated and beloved films of all time. 1920s Hollywood is the setting for this zany, lighthearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star.
“Singin’ in the Rain” runs Aug. 5, 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4, 8 and 10 at 2 p.m.

All performances will be held at Hayes Auditorium on the Lees-McRae College campus in downtown Banner Elk. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.lmc.edu/conferencing_and_events/summer_theatre/index.htm or call (828) 898-8709.

Lees-McRae Summer Theatre will host two fundraising events, one on Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. and one on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.

Both events will be held in Evans Auditorium in the Cannon Student Center on the campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk.

“I am excited for the two fundraising events for Summer Theatre intern scholarships,” said Janet Speer, artistic director for Lees-McRae Summer Theatre. “Our first event will be Dr. Amy Lezberg’s presentation of ‘Two Heads are Better Than One,’ focusing on musical theater giants, which will be perfect for our audiences and our students alike.

“Did I say perfect? How perfect is it that she will be speaking about Betty Comden and Adolph Greene, the writers of the Broadway musical show, ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’ our third summer musical comedy show. Dr. Lezberg will also speak about Danny Kaye and his antics in movies and theater, as well as the contributions of his artistic manager and wife, Sylvia Fine.”

The other fundraiser will feature Linda Spitzer, a renowned storyteller in the southeast, presenting “Have I Got a Story for You: Folktales of Wit and Wisdom.”

“We are thrilled to have these two ladies on our campus,” Speer said, “and we cannot wait to see the audiences’ reactions.”

Admission is by donation, which will designated for the Summer Theatre intern scholarships. Donations will be taken at the door.

“This year we have 24 interns — college students training with a professional company,” Speer said. “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 (speerj@lmc.edu)

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