Baylor Theater to Present Musical 'Good News' Oct. 17-26

Oct. 9, 1997

The Department of Theater Arts at Baylor University will present the musical Good News at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17-18, 21 and 24-25 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26 in the Jones Theater at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center.

Theatergoers will join the students of fictional Tait University as they sing and dance their way to the big football victory and celebrate college life in the 1920s.

"The decade of the 1920s is known as the age of jazz, prohibition, bathtub gin, dance innovations, F. Scott Fitzgerald and the lost generation," said Deborah Mogford, lecturer in theater arts and director of the play. "It is also the decade when every 'myth' we hold dear about college life was solidified - the great legends of the grid iron, football weekends, school fight songs, team mascots, cheerleaders and great college rivalries. Good News recalls this era of carefree days and romantic nights."

The musical contains such favorite songs as "Button Up Your Overcoat," "The Best Things in Life are Free" and "The Varsity Drag."

Cast members include Summerlee Staten as Professor Charlotte Kenyon, Phil Warner as Coach Bill Johnson, Kris Harrison as Pooch Kearney, Kelly Parker as Bobby Randall and Elizabeth Moneyhun as Babe O'Day. Musical director for Good News is Leta Horan, associate professor of piano, and choreographer for the play is Jerry MacLauchlin.

Tickets for Good News are $10 and are available at the Hooper-Schaefer box office. For reservations, call the box office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 710-1865. For more information, contact Mogford at 710-1861.

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