Posted by cservaes on March 13, 2013 in "Academic Programs", "Current Students", Events, "School of Arts and Sciences", "The College"
The Ottawa University Musical Theatre course serves to introduce students to a variety of musical theatre productions in the pre-golden, golden and postgolden ages of musical theatre. This year, Instructor Julie Noonan set out to bring the course to life by hosting three “Lunchbox Theatre” events. The premise of the Lunchbox Theatre was to provide a venue for the public to bring their lunch and enjoy a mini-show of each of these three ages of musical theatre. The first Lunchbox Theatre took place in September and focused on the pre-golden age, with selections by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Songs included “What is a Man?” and “Bewitched.” The event concluded with special guest Sarah Lemp ’00 answering questions and sharing her experience as an off-Broadway actress in New York City. The second Lunchbox Theatre took place in November and featured the golden age of musical theatre, with selections from the Boys of Syracuse and Oklahoma!. The final Lunchbox Theatre focused on the post-golden age of musical theatre through performances of “I, Huckleberry, Me” from Big River and “I Don’t Know How To Love Him” from Jesus Christ Superstar. “The showcases were a great way to allow the students to prepare their work for a public audience,” says Director of Theatre Julie Noonan. “The students were essentially taking their tests in front of a live audience. It was good for them, and our audiences were very receptive to their work.”