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June 10, 2010
'Sing Me a Happy Song' Debuts at Black Box Theater
A workshop production of the new musical “Sing Me a Happy Song,” will debut at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) at College of the Canyons Black Box Theater, July 9-10 as part of this summer’s Festival of New American Musicals.
Penned by two of Broadway’s newest voices in Georgia Stitt and David Kirshenbaum, “Sing Me a Happy Song” is a contemporary musical revue about finding your heart in material times. With songs about modern-day relationships, searching for yourself on the Internet, striving to have everything but never having enough, love, family and your gay best friend, this five-character show is at once comic and poignant, smart and silly, emotional and timely.
The workshop production of “Sing Me a Happy Song” is being presented by the PAC and the COC theatre department, with student actors cast from the college’s course Theatre 193: Summer Theatre Workshop.
Performances will take place 8 p.m. Friday, July 9, and 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in the PAC Black Box Theater. General admission tickets are $15.
“Providing our students with the opportunity to participate in performing arts-based events like the Festival of New American Musicals is definitely one of our missions at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center,” said Adam Philipson, PAC managing director. “Working with Georgia and David to help shape their piece and debut it in our community is a great honor for us all.”
Running throughout the spring and summer months, the Festival of New American Musicals celebrates the return of the American musical by showcasing full productions, staged readings, concerts, master classes and other performance-based events in conjunction with performance arts organizations in cities across Southern California.
“With a cast of 28 talented singers and actors, the show will have a full and vibrant sound and promises to be one of the most exciting productions to be seen at COC,” said Andrea Slominski, COC adjunct theatre instructor and director of the production. “I encourage anyone who loves musical theatre to buy tickets now, as this show will sell out quickly.”
The PAC/COC theatre department workshop production of “Sing Me a Happy Song” is part of the college’s ongoing 40th anniversary celebration.
To purchase tickets to “Sing Me a Happy Song” please call the PAC box office at (661) 362-5304 or visit www.canyonsPAC.com.
To learn more about the Festival of New American Musicals visit www.lafestival.org.