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SMWC Music and Theatre Department presents “A Festival of 10 Minute Musicals”

News | 02.26.2024
The performances will take place in the Harvey Auditorium.

The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC) Music and Theatre Department will present “A Festival of 10 Minute Musicals.” The production will take place on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m., in the Harvey Auditorium in the Conservatory of Music on SMWC’s campus.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Cast members include:

  • Roselyn Rider
  • Allie Benson-Atterson
  • Marlee Plank
  • LeeAnn Downing
  • Antonia Taylor
  • Lucy Taylor
  • Rachel Eversole-Jones
  • Eliza Blower
  • Dylan Keller
“A Festival of 10 Minutes Musicals,” is a compliation of six 10 Minute Musicals.

The following musicals will be performed:

The Almost In-Laws
Book and lyrics by Greg Edwards, Music by Andy Roninson

Des has to introduce his fiancée to his parents, and they’re, well…elves.

Bittersweet Lullaby
Book by Will Lacker, Music and lyrics by Dylan Glatthorn

Two struggling songwriters live in the same apartment decades apart. In one magical night, their voices connect through time, and they begin a collaboration that leaves them forever changed.

Cookie Soiree
Book and lyrics by Justin Anthony Long, Music by Ge Enrique, Concept by Jonny Lee

Raquel, Gretel and Sandy are everyone’s favorite girl scouts. Most days, they can be seen outside the Walmart in Sugar Land, Texas, selling their cookies. They’re so close to getting their cookie badges when two local troublemakers rob their moneybox! They may just be kids, but these three scouts prove that even the smallest packages can pack a big punch.

Franklin Pierce Dragon Slayer
Book and lyrics by Preston Max Allen, Music by Will Buck

When eighth-grader Jennifer is assigned Franklin Pierce for her class’s Presidents’ Day project, she’s bummed to have gotten one of the history’s most forgettable presidents. However, late that night, Franklin himself visits Jennifer to tell her the real truth behind his presidency.

The Hipster Sisters
Music, lyrics and book by Andy Roninson

Brooklyn, 2015. Chelsea is getting fed up with her slacker singer-songwriter sister, Jackie, and it’s time she moved out.

The Only Thing That Matters
Book, music and lyrics by Chris Kerrigan

Three adult sisters have dinner together at one of their homes in the suburbs. Kerri, the middle child and black sheep of the family, is determined to not be undermined by the judgments and critiques of her two more well-adjusted and successful sisters. But as soon as alcohol and discussions of social issues descend upon the evening, all bets are off.