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MISS SAIGON performed by Whitman Drama Nov 21, 22 and 23
« on: November 05, 2013, 01:31:44 PM »
WALT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL TO SUPPORT ACTIVE AND VETERAN U.S. MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS WITH MUSICAL PRODUCTION OF MISS SAIGON
 
Bethesda, Maryland – November 4, 2013– Walt Whitman High School’s Drama Department (Whitman Drama) is thrilled to announce it’s support of active and veteran military service members through its production of the Tony Award-winning epic and daring pop-rock opera, MISS SAIGON. They will be donating proceeds from the production to Team River Runners, a non-profit organization established to help active duty military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan while recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center.  Additionally, Walt Whitman High School will offer any active or veteran military service member a complimentary ticket to the performances.

Walt Whitman High School performs MISS SAIGON at the Whitman auditorium located at 7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda, MD, 20817 on November 21, 22 and 23, 2013 at 7:00PM.

MISS SAIGON, a musical by Claude Michel Schonberg and Alain Boubil (of Les Misérables) is an emotional tale about forbidden love, the tragedies of war and the sacrifices made to achieve the American Dream. At the peak of chaos during the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated at the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other in the following years leads to a difficult and tragic end for her and a new chance for the child he never knew he had. MISS SAIGON is a moving testament to the human spirit and a powerful indictment of the tragedies of war.

THIS SHOW MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.

Whitman Drama is an award-winning high school drama department directed by theater professional Christopher Gerken. It produces a fall musical (with a student Pit Orchestra), a winter play, and a student-directed talent show in the spring.
Whitman Drama is structured very much like a conservatory program. The department's primary focus is on the process of artistic development rather than the end-product. Students are responsible for ALL aspects of theater production. They participate in multiple theater components — everything from on-stage performance to design to technical and production management.
www.whitmandrama.com.

Team River Runners (TRR) is a national, volunteer-supported adaptive and therapeutic adventure-paddling program. TRR serves wounded and disabled veterans, as well as their families. TRR also has other non-disabled veterans and active duty service members involved in volunteer roles. TRR is inclusive, accepting participants from all conflicts and all disabling conditions regardless of how the injury occurred.
www.teamriverrunner.org

WHO:
MISS SAIGON is directed and choreographed by Christopher Gerken. Vocal direction is by Jeff Davidson, orchestra direction by Terry Alvey and rehearsal accompaniment and sound consulting by Wayne Chadwick.

WHEN:
Thursday Nov 21, Friday Nov 22 and Sat Nov 23 at 7pm.

WHERE:
All performances are held in the Whitman auditorium located at 7100 Whittier Blvd. Bethesda, MD, 20817.  Individuals can contact the theater department at (301)320-6569.

PRICE AND TICKETS:
Tickets for MISS SAIGON are $10 for students, $15 for adults and $20 for reserved seating. Tickets can be bought online at whitmandrama.ticketleap.com or by emailing whitmandramatickets@gmail.com.  The Whitman Drama Box Office is open from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on November 18-20.  Tickets are also for sale on show nights beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Cash and checks only at box office, credit cards only accepted online.)

MORE INFO:
For more information, please visit whitmandrama.com or email Caroline Duffy at whitmandrama@gmail.com.