Theatre Santa Fe’s fall production, “Travelin’ – A Musical Review,” features 16 Broadway numbers about travel with comedic interludes by some of our country’s best comedic writers. Conceived, compiled and directed by Professor of Theater Terry Klenk and starring several of Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Scholarship students, the curtain rises at 8 p.m. on Oct. 21-24, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 24. All shows are in the E Building Theater at the Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St.
Travel is a longstanding subject of interest for Broadway composers and comedians.
“In this production, we look at travel pieces from various periods,” explained Klenk, who has taught at SFC since 1991. “We begin with a piece from the 1930s and then it takes us all the way through to contemporary Broadway productions. We look at modes of travel with Sinatra’s Come Fly With Me and Peter Allen’s Planes. And we do places such as Bernstein’s Ohio or Sondheim’s Barcelona. The best part is having students discover the history of Broadway theater.”
Klenk describes Travelin’ as a multidisciplinary production, a collaboration between Theatre Santa Fe, the new Percussion Collective directed by Brian Holder, members of the Santa Fe Singers directed by Lynn Sandefur, and members of the Santa Fe Jazz Band directed by Steve Bingham. Owen Reynolds provides technical direction with Elizabeth Reynolds directing the lighting.
Student actors and actresses include: Brieanna Brown, Cedric Douglas, Yndia Grant, Ed Starling, Nick Turner, Sarah Welch, with scholarship students Eleana Gray, Alan Medrano, Jordan Miller, Beth Telg, Michael Tremaine and Elaina Walton.
BENEFIT FOR GAAP
The production is also benefitting the Gainesville Area Aids Project (GAAP) by serving as a collection site for the donation of supplies such as personal care products and cleaning supplies. (A complete wish list is online at www.gaaponline.org). Furthermore, all the ticket admissions and cash donations at the Oct. 24 evening performance will benefit GAAP.
Admission for all shows is $5 for the general public with free admission for SF students, faculty and staff who show their school ID. The entire production runs about 1:25, with no intermission.
For more information, please contact Terry Klenk at 395-5092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.