MSC OPAS will replace Strawberry Freckleface with Ballet Austin’s Not Afraid of the Dark – The Show That Glows! in the 2012-13 OPAS JR season. There will be one performance of Not Afraid of the Dark on Saturday, October 13, at 7pm in Rudder Auditorium.
OPAS Executive Director Anne Black says, “The representative of Freckleface recently informed us that the producers decided to cancel the 2012-13 tour because they did not want to sacrifice the artistic integrity of the show. We are hopeful that the wonderful production, that has enjoyed a lengthy and celebrated open-ended run in New York City, will be ready for touring sometime down the road. Obviously, it’s never easy to make an announcement like this. But we are very excited to welcome one of the most popular OPAS JR titles in our history back to Rudder Auditorium in October.”
Not Afraid of the Dark – The Show that Glows! was performed to a near-capacity crowd in Rudder Auditorium as a one-night-only event during the OPAS 30th anniversary season.
Not Afraid of the Dark-The Show that Glows!, an innovative and spectacular program, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year collaboration between Ballet Austin’s artistic director and choreographer Stephen Mills and nationally known children’s entertainer Joe Scruggs.
For many years Joe Scruggs has incorporated several “in the dark” songs into his children’s programs and has recognized the often intense fear that this elicits in some of his younger patrons.
Using an array of special lighting effects and dancing stickmen, Not Afraid of the Dark-The Show that Glows! seeks to dispel that fear and leave children (and adults too) with a lasting impression of the beauty and magic that can only happen when you turn out the lights.
Patrons who ordered tickets to Freckleface will be provided tickets to Not Afraid of the Dark. If patrons prefer not to attend the replacement event, they can contact the MSC Box Office to request a full refund.
Tickets to all OPAS events on the 40th anniversary season are on sale now at the MSC Box Office. Visit www.mscopas.org or call (979)-845-1234 for more information.
This year, Texas A&M MSC OPAS will celebrate its 40th anniversary season. Founded in 1972, OPAS at Texas A&M is an organization of the Memorial Student Center. OPAS presents professional productions of theatre, music, and dance programs that entertain and inspire the audiences of the the Brazos Valley. This year’s variety-filled lineup will include Carol Burnett, The Midtown Men, Celtic Woman Christmas, Martha Graham Dance, a rare acoustic concert by Ray Benson, the World Premiere of “The Phantoms of the Opera” and Broadway’s 2012 Tony Nominee for Best Musical “Catch Me If You Can.”
These performances will be presented from September 2012 through April 2013 and will be divided into three different series.
The Main Stage series will consist of eight explosive concerts and Broadway performances. These performances include The Midtown Men; Martha Graham Dance Company; Catch Me If You Can; Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett: A Conversation with Carol Where the Audience Asks the Questions; Woman of Ireland; The Knights with Wu Man; Hooray for Hollywood; and Neil Berg’s The Phantoms of the Opera. Season ticket packages for all eight events start at $225. All Main Stage events will be performed in Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M.
The Intimate Gathering series also shines with a rare solo acoustic performance by nine-time Grammy award-winner Ray Benson, a return appearance from guitar virtuosos The Romeros and Concerto Malago, and a cabaret celebrating the music of one of America’s most enduring artists, Ann HamptonCallaway Sings the Seisand Songbook. Also featured will be performances of Pride and Prejudice and Sweet Honey In The Rock. Season tickets to all five events start at $187. All Intimate Gathering events will be performed in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M.
OPAS JR shines brightly too with three, family friendly performances: Not Afraid of the Dark: The Show that Glows!; Ramona Quimby; and Popovich Comey Pet Theater. Season tickets to OPAS JR are only $36. All OPAS JR events will be performed in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M.
Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration will be added to the roster for the 40th anniversary season as a special event. Celebrate this very special festive season with single tickets to this sensational concert starting at only $40.
Season or single tickets may be ordered through the MSC Box Office at (979) 845-1234 or online at MSCOPAS.org. All events will be performed in the Rudder Complex at Texas A&M in College Station.
For more information about all of the events coming to the Brazos Valley as part of the 40th anniversary season, visit MSCOPAS.org.