The Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop Presents “Titanic the Musical”
BINGHAMTON, NY – Students from Binghamton University’s Summer Youth Musical Theater Workshop will perform the Tony award-winning Broadway hit “Titanic the Musical” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 14, and Sunday, August 15, in Watters Theater, located in the Fine Arts Building on the Binghamton University campus.
The three-week workshop offered to theater students ages 12 – 18, is instructed by Director Elaine Tamaru, Musical Director Brenda Dawe, and Conductor Todd Robinson along with guest director James Everett Lortz. Sponsored by the Anderson Center for the Performing Arts, the Binghamton University Department of Music and the Binghamton University Department of Continuing Education and Outreach, the workshop has touched the lives of hundreds of youth in the Broome and Tioga Counties since its inception in 1998.
“Titanic the Musical” opened on Broadway in 1997 featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and story and book by Peter Stone. Titanic is based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from departure in Southampton, England, to the sinking in the Atlantic by an iceberg. The show features issues such as class, immigration and mankind’s vulnerability in the face of disaster. The story follows actual passengers and crewmembers that were aboard the Titanic in 1912.
Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for students and are available from the Anderson Center Box Office from noon to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, by calling (607) 777-ARTS, online at http://anderson.binghamton.edu or at the door.