Story of Kentucky State University’s Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop

Excerpts from 2017 “GALA”

Kentucky State University’s Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop is a performing arts organization in which students can participate in a professional training program where emphasis is placed on musical theatre as a dramatic singing art form. Since its inception, the workshop has rapidly progressed and grown to unexpected heights and has developed a unique program of performance-based projects that cater to a wide cross-section of the community.

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop presented its second annual GALA on April 25, 2017, under the direction of Dr. Caroline G Gibson.  This year has been a spectacular year for the Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop with special recognition in the form of a “Proclamation” from Governor Matt Bevin proclaiming April 25, 2017 as KSU Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop Day.  The GALA featured highlights from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro; Delibes’ Lakme; Puccini’s La Boheme; The Phantom of the Opera; Wizard of Oz, Evita, Sound of Music; and the Grand Finale, “The Circle of Life” from Lion King.

Community members commented “It was a BEAUTIFUL show; I really couldn’t tear myself away.  Your direction and the students were AWESOME!  “…– what a great show!”

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Enjoy the excerpt from the Finale, “The Circle of Life.”

This year’s GALA was recorded by Frankfort’s Cable Channel 10 and had its first television broadcast on May 12, 2017.

 

Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop presented its GALA on April 27 and April 28, 2016,img_9376 under the direction of Dr. Caroline G Gibson, Assistant Professor of Music and Vocal Artist in Residence. The April 27 matinee/dress rehearsal was presented to school-age children while the actual GALA performance occurred on April 28, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Bradford Hall Little Theater.  The GALA featured excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata; Bizet’s Carmen; Mozart’s, Le Nozze di Figaro; the poignant “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables; and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide.

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The GALA was recorded by Frankfort’s Cable Channel 10 and had its first television broadcast on May 13, 2016.

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For additional information, contact:

Dr. Caroline G Gibson | (502) 597-6804 | caroline.gibson@kysu.edu