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The Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts proudly opens its 2011-12 season with William Shakespeare’s As You Like It on the Callahan Theater Stage in the Nazareth College Arts Center. Performances take place on October 14-15, and 21-22 at 8 p.m. and October 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. The October 23 performance will be interpreted for the deaf and hard of hearing. As You Like It is one of Shakespeare’s most celebrated romantic comedies, where a cast of lovable characters engage in a comic romp about love, life, and possibility. There is something to charm just about everyone! Tickets to As You Like It are $12 regular admission, $11 for seniors, and $10 for students. To purchase tickets, call (585) 389-2170 or visit the Arts Center box office at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618. The regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased online at http://boxoffice.naz.edu.
The Nazareth College production of As You Like It is directed by Lindsay Reading Korth, the Chair of the Theatre Arts Department. The creative team also includes Nazareth College Music Department Junior Josh Forget, as composer, as well as Theatre Arts faculty Allan Shannon, as scenic design director, and Beth LaJoie, as lighting design director.
The As You Like It cast includes many talented senior theatre and music theatre students, such as Scott Charles (Touchstone), Joya Giambrone (Phebe), Kate LeSuer (Rosalind), Kayla Lyon (the Duchess), as well as Samm Caldwell leading costume design and Gustave Rogers acting as dramaturg. Music Department Junior Josh Forget is composing original music for the production.
Production on As You Like It began with casting last spring, and continued over the summer with composing, as well as work in scenic, costume, and lighting design. Theatre Arts Chairperson, Lindsay Korth exclaims, “it is such a privilege to work on this material and to introduce students to the joy of exploring, playing with, and performing the Shakespearean text. These stories, these words echo back through the centuries and are part of our fundamental cultural tradition in America and in theatre- and yet they are still powerful and still ring true and still delight us today.”
Nazareth College Department of Theatre Arts offers undergraduate programs in Theatre Arts, Theatre Arts with Adolescent Certification in English, Theatre Arts with Inclusive Education Certification, and Music Theatre. The department presents an annual production season at the Nazareth College Arts Center each academic year. Nazareth College was named one of the best college theaters in 2010 by The Princeton Review.