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Popular musical "Merrily We Roll Along" to be staged at Coe

Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2015-10-23 15:19:02 - General

Coe students Matt Coscino (as Charley Kringas), John Gardner (Franklin Shephard) and Aimee Hyndman (as Mary Flynn) are featured in the the Coe College Theatre Arts production of “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Coe students Matt Coscino (as Charley Kringas), John Gardner (Franklin Shephard) and Aimee Hyndman (as Mary Flynn) are featured in the the Coe College Theatre Arts production of "Merrily We Roll Along."

The Coe College Department of Theatre Arts will present the popular contemporary musical "Merrily We Roll Along" Nov. 6-8 and 12-14 in Dows Theatre. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the Sunday, Nov. 8 show, which starts at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. They can be purchased online at coe.edu/boxoffice, at the door, or by calling the Coe College Box Office at 399-8600, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"Merrily We Roll Along" was written by George Furth, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The Coe production is directed by Coe Professor of Theatre Arts Steven Marc Weiss, with musical direction by Coe Assistant Professor of Music Michelle Perrin Blair and choreography by Carol Maxwell Rezabek.

With an all-student cast, "Merrily We Roll Along" includes some of the most-recognized musical numbers scored by Sondheim. The years do roll along, but backward, in this musical loosely based on a 1930s play by George Kaufman and Moss Hart. Updated to span the years 1957 to 1976, the subject is fame and how it can ruin the lives of individuals and sour their most precious and valuable friendships. The exceptionally strong Sondheim score includes some of his most brilliant musical numbers - including "Not a Day Goes By," "Old Friends," "Good Thing Going," "Our Time," "Now You Know," and the title song, "Merrily We Roll Along."

For more information, call 319-399-8600 or visit theatre.coe.edu.