Libra Theater Company Announces Birthday Concert, 8/11
Libra Theater Company is pleased to present a celebratory birthday concert, looking back on its second full year of producing entertainingand innovative theater. To commemorate the company's birthday, Libra will welcome many friends and former artists to the stage to perform great songs and share personal stories. The concert will feature sets of songs inspired by the work of William Shakespeare, composed by Pete Mills (ILLYRIA, HONOR), Will Reynolds (THE GREENWOOD TREE), and Jeff Raab (Libra's 12TH NIGHT). Performers include Jennifer Bissell (The Mint's THE POWER OF DARKNESS), Maddy Clapps (Libra's SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW), Steven Cuevas (12TH NIGHT), Meghan Dixon (Libra's ANTIGONE), Nick Luckenbaugh (Libra's PARFUMERIE), Lia Peros (Libra's FLEETWEEK: THE SONGS OF CARNER AND GREGOR), Rebecca Vogel (IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE), and Victoria Weinberg (12TH NIGHT).
Libra's birthday celebration comes just following the close of its sold-out, criticallyacclaimed production of William Shakespeare's 12th Night, directed by Evan Mueller (Amphibian Productions' ANIMALS OUT OF PAPER – "Best Of", Fort Worth Weekly). This season alsoincluded Libra's inaugural In the Balanceseries, which features freequarterly readings of classic and contemporary plays, and February's hugely popular SONGS YOU SHOULD KNOW concert, which showcased work from rising writers like Adam Gwon (ORDINARY DAYS), Brad Alexander (SEE ROCK CITY), and Joe Iconis (BLOODSONG OF LOVE), with performances by Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (NEWSIES), Ashley Spencer (ROCK OF AGES), DramaDesk nominee Jeremy Morse (BLOODSONG OF LOVE), and Jessica Grové (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC), among others.
In addition tocomemorating 2011-12 programming, Libra's concert will also ring in the 2012-13season. Scheduled programming includes a second season of In the Balance, with contemporary plays like Kenny Finkle's Indoor/Outdoor and classics like Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, with music by 12TH NIGHT's Jeff Raab. Libra will also present the world premiere of THE THIRTEENTH COMMANDMENT, a compelling new play from 2011 Jonathan Larson Grant winner Joshua H. Cohen. THE THIRTEENTH COMMANDMENT is sponsored by the generous support of the Puffin Foundation. Additional 2012-13 programmingwill be announced shortly.
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Price of ticket includes one complimentary drink. To purchase tickets, visit www.libratheater.org for more information.
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