TWU Drama To Present Finian'
TWU Drama To Present Finian's Rainbow
DENTON Finian's Rainbow, a tale of leprechauns
and love set in the Deep South, will be the first musical
production of the 2002-2003 season at Texas Woman's University.
Performances will be Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 13-16 at 8 p.m., and Nov.
10 at 2 p.m., in Redbud Theatre, located off Bell Avenue just
south of University Drive.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students, senior
citizens and children. For ticket reservations and other
information, contact the Redbud Theatre box office at (940)
Finian's Rainbow is a collage of wit, romance, Irish
tinge and echoes of the Deep South where the world of wants and
the world of needs collide to examine the ideology of the
American Dream. The musical's tale revolves around Og, a
leprechaun who leaves his home in Ireland and travels to Rainbow
Valley, an enigmatic town located in the equally enigmatic
southern state of Missituckey, to reclaim his pot of gold stolen
by Finian McLonergan. While pursuing his treasure, Og falls in
love with a dancer, Susan, who is a mute.
Sharon Benge will direct the musical by E.Y. Harburg and Fred
Saidy, with lyrics by Harburg and music by Burton Lane.
Cast members include: Ben Derby of Denton as Finian
McLonergan; Brooke Evans-Hanna of Denton as Sharon McLonergan;
Gypsy Crane of North Richland Hills as Susan Mahoney; Dennis
Sloan of Denton as Woody Mahoney; Lorenzo Hernandez of El Paso as
Og; Davis Rios of Denton as Senator Rawkins; Jason Oliver of
Frisco as Buzz Collins; Jaymes Gregory of Haltom City as
Sherriff; Effua Oginga of Denton as Hallie; Jeri Brice of Flower
Mound as Hannah; Jennifer Ehrhart of Denton as Diana; Thomas
Floyd as Geologist; Marcus Howze of Denton as Black Preacher;
Kristin Weber of Bartonville as Mrs. Shears and Brista Hurst as
Mrs. Robust. Marcus Howze, Emmer Manning, and Roslyn Robinson
have been cast as the Three Gospeleers.
Sharecroppers/chorus members include: Jessica Bates, Alie
Bigler, Natalie Bransford, Chris Duncan, Krista Grava, Beja
Heifner-Foster, Vanessa Jackson, Cori Jo Long, Anna Perkins, Kari
Schouveller, Keri Sternin and Camille Thompson.
Dancers include: Jenny Cicero, Jennifer Cobb, Nicole Fuquay,
Rebecca Govea, Valencia Harris, Aisha Jordan of Houston, Leigh
Ann Montieth, Dayna Morgan, Ida Monique Rocha, Megan Taylor,
Miriam Vera and Jose Zamora.
Crew members include: Travis Ross, stage manager; Scott Fryer,
assistant stage manager; Jaymes Gregory, lighting designer; Jerry
Dawson, set designer; Dr. Mary Lou Hoyle, costume designer; Pem
Medlin, assistant costume designer; Dr. Susan Stewart, music
director; Genevieve Durham, choreographer; Amanda Kelts,
properties designer and Brendan Dennehey, scenic artist.
For Further Information Contact:
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456