SALT Per­form­ing Arts to present ‘Ti­tanic The Mu­si­cal’ April 13 to 29

The Kutztown Area Patriot - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SALT Per­form­ing Arts presents the Tony Award win­ning drama, Ti­tanic the Mu­si­cal, April 13-29. The sink­ing of the Ti­tanic in the early hours of April 15, 1912, re­mains the quintessen­tial dis­as­ter of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury. The fact that the finest, largest, strong­est ship in the world — called, in fact, the “un­sink­able” ship — should have been lost dur­ing its maiden voy­age is so in­cred­i­ble that, had it not ac­tu­ally hap­pened, no author would have dared to con­trive it. Maury Ye­ston and Peter Stone’s mu­si­cal ex­am­ines the lives of the pas­sen­gers aboard the doomed lux­ury liner Ti­tanic — those in first class, mid­dle class and steer­age — in the nights lead­ing up the ship’s fa­tal en­counter with an ice­berg at sea.

“When most peo­ple think of Ti­tanic as a pro­duc­tion, they think of the movie. Our show is ac­tu­ally more like a doc­u­men­tary-turned-mu­si­cal,” ex­plains Lau­ren McCo­mas, SALT Pres­i­dent and Artis­tic Di­rec­tor. “Span­ning all classes, Ti­tanic cap­tures the ac­tual sto­ries from the whole range of hu­man­ity aboard the ship: from boiler room work­ers to first-class at­ten­dants, from third-class tick­ethold­ers scrap­ing to­gether their life­sav­ings for the prom­ise of the Amer­i­can dream, to some of the wealth­i­est men of the Vic­to­rian age, in­clud­ing John Ja­cob As­tor and Ben­jamin Guggen­heim. And yet the big­gest char­ac­ter of the show is Ti­tanic her­self, and the ac­tual events and time­line that led up to her sink­ing.”

Ti­tanic will be the big­gest and most spectacular pro­duc­tion pro­duced by SALT Per­form­ing Arts. The cast con­sists of 40 tal­ented per­form­ers ag­ing from 6 to 70 and a full live or­ches­tra. Veterans and sev­eral tal­ented SALT new­bies make up this cast from Ch­ester and the sur­round­ing coun­ties.

Di­rected by El­iz­a­beth Hen­nessey, Ti­tanic runs ap­prox­i­mately 2.5 hours with an in­ter­mis­sion. Con­ces­sions are avail­able for pur­chase in the lobby from Cook­ies by De­sign be­fore the show and dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion. Re­served seat­ing is of­fered. Adults are $25 and Chil­dren ages 12 and un­der are $17. Hand­i­cap seat­ing is also avail­able. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at: https://www.saltpa.com/ti­tanic-the-mu­si­cal/. Please note: all ticket sales are fi­nal.

Pro­duc­tion Staff: El­iz­a­beth Hen­nessey, di­rec­tor; David Di-Marino, music di­rec­tor; Mike Toolan, as­sis­tant music di­rec­tor; Lau­ren McCo­mas, pro­ducer and as­sis­tant di­rec­tor; Chelsea Bar­nett, stage man­ager; Kathy deVries, cos­tume de­signer; Rob Merow, set and light­ing de­signer.

Show dates: April 13 at 7 p.m.; April 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;

April 15 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 19 at 7 p.m.; April 20 at 7 p.m.; April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 22 at 2 p.m.; April 26 at 7 p.m.; April 27 at 7 p.m.; April 28 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; April 29 at 2 p.m.

The mission of SALT Per­form­ing Arts is to pro­vide live com­mu­nity theatre pro­duc­tions, sum­mer/year long theatre camps for kids, din­ner theatre and more. With ex­cel­lence as the stan­dard, SALT, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, be­lieves that the “com­mu­nity” is para­mount in com­mu­nity theatre and strives to fos­ter an all-in­clu­sive at­mos­phere that pro­motes a pos­i­tive, uplift­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to each in­di­vid­ual. SALT in­volves peo­ple of all ages from all walks of life. If you are in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about SALT Per­form­ing Arts, mak­ing a do­na­tion, or be­ing a spon­sor please email us at info@saltpa.com. SALT Per­form­ing Arts, Ch­ester Springs, PA 19425 is or­ga­nized and op­er­ated ex­clu­sively for char­i­ta­ble pur­poses with a non-profit 501(c)(3) sta­tus. For more in­for­ma­tion or to re­quest in­ter­views, con­tact Judy El­liott (jgel­liott@saltpa.com) or visit our web­site (saltpa.com).

PHO­TOS BY MIKE STYER PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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