Baylor Theater to Present Me and My Girl Oct. 1-5

Sept. 23, 1996

WACO, Texas - Bring your girl to see Me and My Girl, a musical comedy produced by Baylor University's Department of Theater Arts, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center and running through Oct. 5 with shows at 7:30 p.m. each night and a 1:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 5.

With a cast of almost 40 students, director Stan Denman, lecturer in theater arts, said that he has wanted to do this show for a long time.

"It is a fun musical comedy to go, sit back and laugh," he said. "It is whimsical without being too naive."

Originally written in the 1930s, Me and My Girl was revised in the 1980s and became a runaway success on Broadway in the mid-1980s.

A twist on the rags-to-riches and Pygmalion themes, Me and My Girl tells the story of cockney bloke Bill Snibson and how he discovers he is the long-lost legitimate heir to the posh Hareford Estate. Chaos ensues as Bill, his girl Sally, and all their cockney mates invade the comfort of British upper crust society.

The cast is comprised primarily of Baylor theater and music majors but also includes journalism and psychology students who play the lead characters.

Tickets for Me and My Girl are $10 and available at the Baylor Theater Box Office. For more information call (817) 755-1865.

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