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Clarke Presents Musical ‘Really Rosie,’ Nov. 20-23

posted on November 7, 2009

The Clarke College Drama Department will present “Really Rosie,” featuring book/lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King, from Thursday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Nov. 23, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Performances begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students.

Come be a star with the sassiest kid on her block of Brooklyn’s Avenue P and all of her friends in the nutshell gang! Written by Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are,” with music by Carole King, “Really Rosie” is a jewel for children and adults.

The cast features the following Clarke students:  Jodie Frayne, of Dubuque, Iowa; Erin Kane, of Dubuque, Iowa; Gage Steenhagen, of Roland, Iowa; Alison Ott, of Dubuque, Iowa; Max McNett, of Evansville, Wis.; Val Heitzman, of Dubuque, Iowa; Elizabeth Spoerl, of Sherrill, Iowa; Allison Padley, of Marion, Iowa; Jolene Green, of Dubuque, Iowa; Kelli Turnis, of Hopkinton, Iowa; and Josh McDowell, of Dubuque, Iowa. The show will also feature guest performer Madison Mond, of Dubuque, Iowa.

Members of the pit orchestra for the show include:  Marisa Lingl, of New Lisbon, Wis., and Clarke adjunct professor Masahiro Iwasaki on percussion; Rachel Petsche, of Epworth, Iowa, on bass; Benjamin Eagle, of Dubuque, Iowa, on guitar; and Megan Mooney of Galesburg, Ill., on reeds.

Assistant Professor of Drama Joe Klinebriel is directing the performance and Jill Klinebriel, Clarke’s music librarian, is the music director and will play keyboards. Student Joey Stamp, of Waterloo, Iowa, is the assistant to the director and stage manager for the production.

For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

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