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Summer Showbiz 2014

Join us for great entertainment this summer!

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Book by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Based on the film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Directed by Wendy Greenwood
Dunham Hall Theater


June 25 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.
June 28 - 29 at 2:00 p.m.

A down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon “Audrey II” grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!


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By L. Frank Baum
Adapted by Frank Gabrielson
With Music and Lyrics of the MGM motion pictures score by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Directed by Peter Cocuzza
Dunham Hall Theater


July 16 - 19 at 7:30 p.m.
July 19 - 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Young Dorothy, like so many girls her age, dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her Kansas farm and carries her away - way over the rainbow - to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe within Dorothy’s imagination. Or is it just a place, “Where dreams do lie”?


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Xfest 2014 has moved to September!

A Festival of Theatrical Experimentation:
Four days of performances & workshops from nationally recognized performers on the SIUE campus

For more information, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 618-650-2774 or siuexfest.com.


Summer Showbiz proudly presents

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The Cougar Theatre Company is a Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) company that performs plays written for children and teens.

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Music and Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain, Michael Tumes, Xavier Atencio, George Bruns, Jack Lawrence,
Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelley
Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar
Book and Additional Lyrics by David Zellnik
Based on the Play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney Film

Directed by Leslie Van Leishout
Dunham Hall Theater


June 19 - 21 at 7:00 p.m.
June 21 at 2:00 p.m.

Wendy loves to tell stories to her brothers: Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan, JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up - with no flying required! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.”

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