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Children’s Theatre season opens with ‘Step on a Crack’

WKU Children’s Theatre has a great season on tap for 2015. The season opens Oct. 16-18 with Step on a Crack by Suzan Zeder, directed by student Chandler Smith.

steponacrackWhen a new stepmother arrives on the scene, Ellie and her two imaginary friends embark on a fantastical adventure. What they will discover is the true meaning of family.

“We try to do shows that both entertain and educate,” said Carol Jordan, Theatre Instructor and Director of Children’s Theatre. “Our students do an excellent job of engaging younger audiences.”

Step on a Crack will be presented Oct. 16-18 in the Lab Theatre in Gordon Wilson Hall. This play is best suited for ages 6 and up. Show times are 4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 16) and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 17-18). All tickets are $5 and are available online at wku.showare.com or by calling the WKU Fine Arts Box Office at (270) 745-3121. Box office hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Members of the cast include Ivy Sauder, a freshman from Louisville; Haley Moore, a junior from Louisville; Colin Waters, a sophomore from Florence; Deanna Oglesby, a sophomore from Greenville; Aaron Schilling, a sophomore from Crescent Springs; and Kayleigh LaGrutta, a sophomore from Livermore, California. Chandler Smith, the play’s director, is a senior from Paducah.

Students on the Creative Team include set designers Racheal Luther, a senior from Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Tasha Troxell, a sophomore from Monticello; lighting designer Colin Evans, a junior from Princeton; costume designer Nadia Leonhardt, a junior from Louisville; and sound designer Brittany Copeland, a sophomore from Louisville.

The 2015 Children’s Theatre season continues with Milo’s Intergalactic Circus Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and The Emperor’s New Clothes Dec. 4-6. All Children’s Theatre shows are performed in the Lab Theatre in Gordon Wilson Hall.

More information about the WKU Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.wku.edu/theatre-and-dance or by calling the department at (270) 745-5845. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @WKUTheatreDance.

Contact: Julie Pride, (270) 779-2560

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