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MMC Theatre To Open With Musical, OPAL, October 25


Published Date10\12\2012
MMC Theatre opens its season with Robert Lindsey Nassif's musical, OPAL, running October 25-27 in Marian Auditorium on the Yankton campus. OPAL is based on the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley (Francoise D'Orleans), a young girl who finds herself orphaned following a shipwreck, only to land in a small lumber mill community in Oregon, 1904. A testament to faith and fortitude - as well as the strong work ethic of turn-of-the-century America - Opal transforms the lives around her through her quest to "make earth glad." Performances will be held Thursday and Friday beginning at 7:30 pm, with a Saturday matinee at 4 pm.

The cast of OPAL includes Dylan Babel, Humphrey, NE; Gage Blaschke, Sioux Falls, SD; Shannon Brasel, Yankton, SD; Tessa Carda, Armour, SD; Alyssa Duncan, Sioux City, IA; Brooke Fischer, Sioux Falls, SD; Molly Henrickson, Yankton, SD; John Hodson, Martin, SD; Haley Lind, Marathon, IA; Danieka Novak, Wagner, SD; Ryan Oye, Luverne, MN; Jessica Sahagun, Bloomfield, NE; Samantha Tobey, Norfolk, NE; Julia Schrier, Sioux Falls, SD; Kelsey Thury, Mitchell, SD; and Adam Fitzpatrick, Yankton, SD.

OPAL is under the direction of Andy Henrickson, Mount Marty College Associate Professor of Speech and Theatre. Scenic Design, Lighting Design and Technical Direction by Stephen English, Instructor of Theatre; Vocal Direction by Kenneth Tice, Director of Choral Activities, Costume Design by Keryl Brady, Omaha, NE, and Choreography by Kathryn Reimler, Yankton, SD.

OPAL will be orchestrated by a two-piano score played by James and Marilyn Nyberg, Yankton, SD, and percussionist Anna Kollasch, Whittemore, IA.

Tickets may be reserved by calling the MMC Theatre Box Office, 668-1234, Monday through Friday, Noon-5 pm, beginning Monday October 15. Ticket prices are $10 for adults or $8 for students. For more information, please call the Mount Marty College Theatre department at 605-668-1533.