CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals

Fri, Feb 7th 2020 at 6:30 PM CDT · By Columbus Historical Preservation Trust
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Fri, Feb 7th 2020 at 6:30 PM CDT
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 at 8:30 PM CDT
Stafford Opera House
425 Spring St
Columbus TX, 78934
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Calling all theater and musical buffs...this is an event you won't want to miss!

Join CHPT on Friday, February 7 for the first Lecture Series of 2020. Debra Dickinson, Professor of Opera Studies at Rice University, will present a fascinating talk on Broadway musicals, including favorites such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Her presentation will be filled with fun facts, unknown history, and interesting insight on producing a musical under the bright lights of Broadway.

Adult admission is $20 and child/student admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased online through Wednesday, February 5 or in the Chamber office (425 Spring Street, Columbus) during regular business hours.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. Wine, coffee, and desserts will be served.

CHPT Lecture Series: Broadway Musicals is proudly sponsored by AL&M Building Supply. We greatly thank them for their support!

About the Presenter:

Debra Dickinson’s career encompasses a wide range of projects, from being a stage director and acting teacher at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston for the past 26 years to a guest director/choreographer/acting instructor at various opera companies, including Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Brevard Music Center, Berkshire Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and Connecticut Opera. She’s also directed musicals at Pittsburgh Public Theater and Stages Theater in Houston. She began her directing career as Associate Stage Director at the New York City Opera, under the auspices of Beverly Sills. Ms. Dickinson was a professional actress in New York prior to beginning her career as stage director. Her numerous credits include performing the role of Guenevere in Camelot opposite Richard Burton and Richard Harris, and appearing in the Vienna German-language production of Cats. She is also a lecturer at the School of Continuing Studies at Rice University, where she specializes in classes about musical theater.

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