Tabor to present ?Opal? musical

The Tabor College Theater Department will present ?Opal: A Musical Adventure? for homecoming week, Oct. 14-18.

All shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for a matinee at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18. General admission tickets are $12, $8 for students. Half-price tickets will be sold for the preview on Oct. 14.

This two-hour musical comedy showcases an 8-year-old orphan girl?s view of the world after she loses her parents in a shipwreck. Set in 1904, Francoise d?Orleans is delivered to a forest lumber camp in Oregon, where she is taken in and made to earn her keep by a strong-minded, practical woman who renames her Opal.

The rough life of a turn-of-the-century lumber camp in the Pacific Northwest is magically portrayed through the eyes of this precocious and imaginative child.

Opal?s one desire is to find the secret way to return to her parents and her former life. Her extraordinary imagination transforms the lives of those around her. Opal eventually discovers hope and a new home after a forest fire.

?Audiences of all ages will enjoy the humor and playfulness of this show,? said Laurel Koerner, theater director . ?While it doesn?t shy away from the reality of the losses we experience in this life, it always maintains a spirit of hope and clings to the promise of what?s beyond.?

The cast includes: Michael Beye, junior; Alisa Ediger, sophomore; Jamiah Evans, freshman; Casey Guthals, sophomore; Reuven Isaac, sophomore; Olivia Kliewer, senior; Heather Loewen, junior; Ryne Pre?heim, sophomore; Benjamin Schmidt, senior; Kari Schmidt, sophomore; Molly Wiebe, sophomore.

?It?s exciting to see students growing as performers as they take on roles that they may not typically be cast in,? Koerner added. ?We are asking a lot of some younger performers and they are rising to the challenge.?

To purchase tickets, call 620-947-3121 ext. 1033 or visit Tickets also will be available at the door.

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