‘Showtune’ a Performance to Move, Sing Along With
The South Puget Sound Community College Drama Department is paying homage to Jerry Herman, one of the most celebrated Broadway composers and lyricists of our time, with a staging of Showtune, an off-Broadway show inspired by Hermans autobiography.
Penning some of the stages biggest hits, Herman was nominated for five Tony Awards throughout his career and won two, also earning the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theater.
Incorporating hit song after hit song, Showtune aims to please audiences young and old alike with witty lyrics set to iconic tunes from shows like Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles and more.
The show runs from May 27-30 and June 3-6 at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The May 30 and June 6 performances begin at 2 p.m. All other performances begin at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students, staff and faculty. Performances on May 27 and June 3 are pay what you can nights. Tickets are available online at OlyTix.org or by calling (360) 753-8586. For more information about the performances, go online at www.spscc.ctc.edu/entertainment or call (360) 596-5411.
Yelm-area resident Dawn Young shared this with the Yelm Community Blog:
“I am actually performing in this production as one one of the 6 leads. I sing more solos than any other cast member and it has been a great challenge. The last two years I have been teaching student in the Yelm school district and now I can demonstrate my wisdom in musical theater arts. Claudia Simpson-Jones and Don Welch called Jon Halverson and myself in to be the seasoned performers among young students. I have assisted the student costumer and the choreographer as well.
It is always an honor to help expand the experiences and minds of wonderful people around me. The students have big dreams and I am there to help love their dreams into Life.”