Central College Music and Theatre Programs Set for October

PELLA — Central College’s music and theater programs will showcase five events in October.

As a new addition to Homecoming festivities, the musical theatre program welcomes the public to a production of the musical comedy, “Lend Me a Tenor,” 7 p.m. on Oct. 5-8, in Kruidenier Center Theatre. C.D. Adamson, associate professor of theatre, will direct the production.

Bryson McGowan, lead actor and Class of 2024 theater major, says, “‘Lend Me A Tenor’ is the most comical show we’ve done at Central. I can’t wait to make audiences laugh. I hope I can keep myself from laughing onstage.”

This year’s Homecoming festivities will also feature the Flying Pans Alumni Steel Drum Band at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, on Hoekstra Family Stage in Douwstra Auditorium. Flying Pans is directed by Stan Dahl, senior lecturer of music.

A Cappella Choir will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Douwstra Auditorium. The performance will conclude the annual Eighth and Ninth Grade Singfest, an all-day workshop hosted by Central’s music department. Mark Babcock, M. Joan Kuyper Farver Endowed Chair in Music and professor of music and a 1991 graduate of Central, will direct the ensemble.

Festival Honor Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Douwstra Auditorium. The performance will conclude the Seventh and Eighth Grade Bandfest, an all-day workshop hosted by Central’s music department. Brad Lampe, lecturer of music and director of bands, will direct the performance.

A set of performances by Central’s Flying Pans Steel Drum Band will close out October’s festivities. Their fall show will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in Douwstra Auditorium with a final performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. This ensemble is under the direction of Dahl.

Tickets for all Central events and performances are available online.


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