Dragons Love Tacos (and other stories)
Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. – Ataloa Theatre
Dragons love all sorts of tacos…except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco, party red-hot trouble ensues! Join us at East Central University as TheatreWorksUSA presents a musical revue of beloved contemporary children’s books: Dragons Love Tacos and Other Stories, including “Dragons Love Tacos,” “Interrupting Chicken,” “The Dot,” “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride,” and “Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days.” Kids of all ages are sure to enjoy this musical production! (Matinee for schools available, please contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office for more information.)
Man of La Mancha
Feb. 14-16, 7:30 p.m. – Ataloa Theatre
ECU Theatre brings you the classic musical "Man of La Mancha" directed by Alan Marshall and featuring Dr. Richard Groetzinger as Don Quixote. The original Broadway production starred Richard Kiley and more recent revivals have starred Placido Domingo, Raul Julia, and Brian Stokes Mitchell in the lead role. It was also made into a movie with Peter O'Toole and Sophia Loren. The musical features songs like "the Impossible Dream," "I Really Like Him," "Dulcinea," "It's All the Same," "Aldonza," and "The Golden Helmet of Mambrino."
March 11, 7:30 p.m. – Ataloa Theatre
Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create an artificial human. Without considering the consequences of such progress, he succeeds with terrifying results. After wandering the world alone, the monster eventually comes for Frankenstein’s family. Horrific events unfold until the doctor tentatively agrees to create a mate for the creature. Ultimately, the doctor refuses in an effort to spare humanity but bears the terrible and personal penalties of his decision. Two hundred years later, Frankenstein still poses a myriad of critical ethical questions. Aquila Theatre’s production of this timeless classic will be bold and thrilling!
All the Great Books Abridged
April 11-13, 7:30 p.m. – Chalmers Herman Theatre
From the creators of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)" comes yet another comic farce, "All the Great Books (Abridged)" by Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor with additional material by Matthew Croke & Michael Faulkner: 82 books in 90 minutes, including the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey," a quick reference to every great work of poetry, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," everything by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen, and "War and Peace." Another bust-your-gut-laughing delight!
Touring the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center
We are always happy to offer tours of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center but we ask that you contact us in advance to schedule these. We are a working building and often have shows moving in and out or rehearsing as well as classes. Some of these events can be interrupted with tours, but some can not due to time constraints and safety hazards. Normal tour times are from 8:00 am-5:00 pm Monday through Friday, but we can occasionally make exceptions for large groups. Please call us at 580-559-5851 and we will arrange a tour for you!