Young Blood! KC's Coterie Theatre Will Premiere Musical Sorority House of the Dead

News   Young Blood! KC's Coterie Theatre Will Premiere Musical Sorority House of the Dead
 
Coterie Theatre, the Kansas City company devoted to productions for family audiences, will stage the world premiere of the vampire-populated musical Sorority House of the Dead in the 2010-11 season.

The 32nd-season lineup of the Missouri company also includes a youth version of the musical The Wiz, June 21-Aug. 7, 2011.

Artistic director Jeff Church promises am "interesting blend of musicals for families, theatre for young audiences often based on great literature for kids, as well as some things we do just for fun like the Coterie At Night series." He bills the troupe as "the number one arts educator in Kansas City."

Sorority House of the Dead by Mitch Brian (Oct. 21-31) is billed this way: "It's the 1980s, and time for sorority initiations! And that means fresh, new blood. New pledges that is. Who will survive the terrifying all-night lock down in the decaying mansion on Sorority Hill? What horrors await young girls who just want to have fun? Our lips are sealed!" Part of the Coterie At Night Series. Ages 13 and up admitted.

The 2010-11 season also includes a Science Fiction Triple Feature based on a concept by Jeff Church (The Veldt by Ray Bradbury, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benét) Sept. 21-Oct. 17; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - The Musical Nov. 2-Dec. 31; Bridge to Terabithia, based on Katherine Peterson's Newbery Award-winning novel, Jan. 18-Feb. 27, 2011; Ben Franklin's Apprentice April 4-May 7, 2011; Young Playwrights' Festival May 12-13, 2011.

In addition to Church, the artistic talent for the 2010-2011 season includes guest directors: Ron Megee (Sorority House of the Dead), Missy Koonce (Alexander and the Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day - the Musical) and Kyle Hatley (Ben Franklin's Apprentice). For information, visit www.coterietheatre.org.

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