Feb. 18, 2019

CONTACT: Royal Brantley, 806-651-2813, rbrantley@wtamu.edu

WT's 'Musical of Musicals' Advances to Regionals

CANYON, Texas – West Texas A&M University’s production of Musical of Musicals by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart has advanced to the Region VI of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) in Abilene, Texas.

One of six invited productions out of a regional field of sixty-five, the musical comedy is under the direction of Royal R. Brantley, with music direction by Bradley Behrmann and choreography by Crystal Bertrand. This is the third year in a row that WT Theatre has advanced to the regional competition.

“The directing staff is incredibly proud of our students. Musical of Musicals requires the mastery of six different musical theatre styles. The cast has not only mastered those styles but also created a highly entertaining musical. The regional committee was very positive in its praise for the show,” Brantley said.

During its performances early in the fall of 2018, the production received the following awards from the Regional Committee of KCACTF Region VI:

  • Meritorious Achievement by an Ensemble
  • Meritorious Achievement in Costume Design, Emilee Rottman
  • Meritorious Achievement in Music Direction, Bradley J. Behrmann
  • Meritorious Achievement in Directing, Royal R. Brantley
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award, Anna Holmes
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award, Zach Perrin
  • Irene Ryan Acting Award, Macy Watts

In Abilene, Feb. 24-28, the production will be received by a regional audience and reviewed by national adjudicators. In addition, over forty WT students will compete in individual competitions in acting, design, directing, musical theatre, stage management and theatre technology.

In preparation for their regional performance, the company of Musical of Musicals will present a public performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 in the Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, WT Branding Iron Theatre.

For reservations, go here or call the Box Office at 806-651-2804 between 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. from Monday - Friday.



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