ACU Theatre is putting the finishing touches on its comedic winter musical, [ title of show ] set to run February 8-9, 15-16, and 22-23 at Lewis and Jerry Fulks Theatre in the Williams Performing Arts Center. Yes, the proper name of the production is [ title of show ].
Adam Hester, the director of the two-part act, describes [ title of show ] as “an inventive and entertaining musical that will appeal to a broad audience, especially to college students.”
“After it played off-Broadway and then made its way to Broadway, it collected a large group of people who loved the trendy references and the infectious music,” Hester added. Some of the play’s success is attributed to a series of YouTube videos done by the creative team cleverly entitled “The [ title of show ] show” chronicling the progress of the musical to Broadway.
The performance is the account of a group of thespians creating the play, itself, from conception to the show’s production. Writers Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell inspired the performance in the spring of 2004 after receiving word that the deadline to enter the New York Musical Theatre Festival was a mere three weeks away. The play’s storyline closely follows the real events that Bowen and Bell experienced while drafting a script and writing the music for the performance at the festival.
Jacob Alexander, sophomore theater majorÂ from Atlanta, Georgia, one of the five individuals performing in [ title of show ] explained that “because the show is writing itself as the story progresses, it’s like the audience is right there discovering it with us.”
Alexander went on claiming that the show “is going to be a very different experience for our patrons because it’s much more intimate than most of our productions. The physical setting is closer even than performances in Culp Theatre.”
The first showing staked to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, features a talkback directly afterwards in which the audience is encouraged to ask questions, discuss themes, and hear commentary from the actors, actresses and director. All other show times are also slated for 7:30 P.M. but will not feature talkbacks.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at any time or at the box office from 1-5 p.m. Call the box office at 325-674-2787 ext. (2787) for tickets and inquiries regarding [ title of show ].