DU's Seamon directing Columbus musical
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM & 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Van Fleet Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus.
Denison University Assistant Professor Mark Seamon is directing “Next to Normal,” produced by The SRO Theatre Company in cooperation with Denison University. The play takes place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, through Saturday March 15; at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 16; at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20; at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, March 21; and at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. at the Van Fleet Theatre in the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Ave., Columbus.
“Next to Normal” is a rock musical with music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it tells the story of a suburban family dealing with a mother’s escalating bipolar disorder.
Seamon, of Granville, calls the musical “a groundbreaking piece of American musical theatre.”
As a Denison assistant professor, Seamon directs mainstage theater productions and teaches acting, directing, stage management, arts administration and contemporary American drama. He is Associate Artistic Director of New Edgecliff Theatre in Cincinnati and works professionally as a freelance director.
Seamon’s recent credits include “reasons to be pretty” (New Edgecliff Theatre), “Leading Ladies” and “Around the World in 80 Days” (Weathervane Playhouse), and “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself)” (CATCO).
The cast includes Laura Wilson, a Denison senior (as Natalie), Christopher Morriss, also a Denison senior (as Henry), and Todd Lemmon, formerly of Granville (as Dr. Madden and Dr. Fine).