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Lecture: Collaborative Musical Theatre, Feb. 16

February 9, 2011

Professor Penny Prince (Music) will discuss "Collaborative Musical Theatre: An Educational Labor of Love" on Wednesday, February 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 313 of the Music Building. This event is part of the Division of Arts and Humanities's Spring '11 Speaker Series. It is free and open to the campus community.

The talk will focus on what collaborative musical theatre is, its value, and how and why it's done. Each spring, Professor Prince works with students and professional actors to stage a musical production. She composes the music and collaborates on the script with her actors—a method she believes gives cast members a sense of empowerment and added responsibility.

Professor Prince recently received her twelfth consecutive ASCAP merit award for educational musical compositions. She received a PSC-CUNY grant in 2006 for her work bringing original college theatre to public school audiences. Her previous musicals include Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Dither Farm, a play based on Sid Hite's classic children's book, Rumpelstiltskin, and When I Get Where I Am Going. This year, she is working on a new production of Rapunzel.