Lees-McRae College Performing Arts presents Beguiled Again April 8-10 in Hayes Auditorium.
Directed by Dr. Michael Hannah, this musical revue compiles the works of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, and features tunes including “Johnny One Note,” “Where and When,” and “My Funny Valentine.”
This cleverly compiled potpourri juxtaposes the urbane and the melancholy, the sardonic and the romantic, providing ever-changing and contrasting emotional journeys, giving this revue real momentum.
There is no linear plot. Rather, the songs are grouped thematically in ways that allow them to tell their own stories and reveal their splendor in the process.
Variety and vigor have always been the Rodgers and Hart hallmarks. Perhaps their illustrious compeer, Irving Berlin (who also knew a thing or two about songwriting) summed it up best with his famous maxim: “Tuneful and tasty, schmaltzy and smart – music by Rodgers, lyrics by Hart.”
Performances are April 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are general admission and are available for purchase at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students outside of Lees-McRae, and free for LMC students, faculty and staff.
Call the box office for information at (828) 898-8709.
Next up for LMC Performing Arts are student directed one-acts on April 16-17. Check the website for updates at go.lmc.edu/performingarts.
Lees-McRae Summer Theatre begins June 27 with I Do! I Do!. For a full summer theatre schedule, visit www.lmst.lmc.edu.