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Old Brick Playhouse to present production of ‘Xanadu’

April 23, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

A special show presented by The Old Brick Playhouse Apprentice group kicks off today and will continue though April 30.

"Xanadu" brings back the 1980s beach scene with mesh T-shirts, parachute pants, roller skates, short shorts, big music and big hair. There will be surfers, body builders, sun bathers, balloon artists and cutting-edge paintings. This play is a mixture of two cultures: ancient Greece and southern California.

"Xanadu" promises an exciting evening for the whole family in this '80s flashback - and cast member Dalton Bobes called it "totally rad!"

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The Old Brick Playhouse’s 21st annual Apprentice production, ‘Xanadu,’ highlights the 1980s beach scene.

This show, the Old Brick Playhouse's 21st annual Apprentice production, is presented by Citizens Bank of West Virginia and The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. "Xanadu" the book is by Douglas Carter Beane, and music and lyrics are by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar.

The production is scheduled for 7 p.m. today through April 30, while a Sunday matinee is set for 2 p.m. April 28. The Old Brick Playhouse Co. is located at 329 Davis Ave., Elkins. Reservations are required by calling 304-637-9090.

This production is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. All authorized performance materials also are supplied by MTI.

The Old Brick Playhouse Apprentice Program provides a safe after-school opportunity for secondary school students to engage in theater. The program begins in mid-October and the final performance is in the spring each year.

Students attend weekly seminars and rehearsals culminating in a main-stage production. The program generally enrolls more than 80 students boasting an alumni roster of more than 2,500 students.

Scholarships for The Old Brick Playhouse Apprenticeship are provided by: The Elkins Lions Club, Mark and Marsha Doak, Ron and Nichy LaNeve, Busch, Zurbuch and Thompson PLLC, city of Elkins, David Denton, Dr. Omkar and Dr. Samantha Karthikeyan, Judie and Harry Smith, Woman's Club of Elkins, Elkins Regional Convalescent Center, Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Randolph County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins Kiwanis Club, McDonald's of Elkins, Office Products Inc., Delmas and Mary Arbogast, Ajuga Inc., Mr. and Mrs. James F. Wilson, Chua Family Practice, Grace Wilson Sundelin, Christy Tribble, Tygarts Valley Lions Club, Pamela Byrne and John Huerta, Columbia Benefits Consultants Inc., Elkins Sewing Center, Mike Ross Inc., Patrick Gallagher, John Gallagher, Marilyn Cuonzo, Aki Endo, Parrack Insurance and West Virginia Wesleyan College.

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