BIG RED SUN in Oklahoma City

February 3, 2009

OCUSTRIPPED: New Musical Festival
Oklahoma City University’s Student Theater Company
Just the Actors…a Piano…and the Show
February 7-8, 2009
Oklahoma City University • Burg Theatre

OCUStripped, a student organization on the campus of Oklahoma City University, the alma mater of Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’ Hara, and Destan Owens, will be soon opening its New Musical Festival. OCUStripped will be hosting its fourth annual New Musical Theatre Project on February 7-8, 2009. OCUStripped is a student run Theatre Company on the campus of OCU that was started in 2005 under the faculty advisement of OCU’s Opera/Music Theatre Department head, Dr. David Herendeen, and sponsored by the Wanda L. Bass School of Music. It is unique because it is completely directed, produced, musically directed, and performed by OCU students. The show is done without lights, costumes, or set. It strips huge spectacle away leaving the performers vulnerable and forced to dive into the truth of the material. Each year OCUStripped does a full length musical in the fall, and in the spring we do a new musical showcase of shows that have been written or revised in the past five years.

This year’s OCUStripped will be presenting six different shows over the weekend. Three will be presented in a 40-minute one-act format, and three will be presented in their entirety. The festivals shows are:

37 Notebooks by Jeremy Schonfeld

Big Red Sun by John Jiler & Georgia Stitt

Edges by Pasek & Paul

Election Day by Ben Harell

Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon

Weird Romance by Alan Menken, David Spencer, & Alan Brennert

The students had the opportunity to workshop this new material, while still maintaining contact with the composers and authors when they had a problem or questions. John Jiler, David Spencer, and Georgia Stitt, authors, whose work will be performed at the festival, will be our special guests. They will be offering master classes in voice, composition, and acting. The festival will coincide with Oklahoma City University’s national audition weekend for the School of Music, and it is free to the public; however, donations will be accepted to help keep OCUStripped alive. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

OCUStripped: New Musical Festival

Oklahoma City University, Burg Theatre

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2pm-Performance master class and Q& A with Georgia Stitt

4pm-New Musical Showcase (3 one- acts)

6pm-Acting Master class with John Jiler

8pm-Big Red Sun

Sunday, February 8, 2009

2pm-New Musical Showcase (3 one-acts)


6pm-Master class with David Spencer

8pm-Weird Romance

5 thoughts on “BIG RED SUN in Oklahoma City”

  1. Christy on said:

    Georgia, you’re going to be in Oklahoma City?! I’ll try to come, I’d really love to see the show!

  2. Sonja on said:

    The show was wonderful, by the way! I absolutely loved it!

  3. Sheila Donovan on said:

    Hi Ms. Stitt,

    I just wanted to thank you for coming out to OCU. I had the privilege of singing “Waiting for Life” in your master class. Your comments were fantastic and helpful. I really enjoyed your show and, even though it was a few weeks ago, people still can’t stop talking about it. PLEASE come back again!!! =)

    Thanks again,
    Sheila Donovan

    [email protected]

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