Blinn reaches new heights with musical ‘Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk’

The curtain rises Nov. 15-18 at Blinn-Brenham’s Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center

The curtain rises Nov. 15-18 at Blinn-Brenham’s Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center

November 1, 2018

The Blinn College-Brenham Campus Theatre Arts Program will reach new musical heights when it presents “Roald Dahl’s Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center.

The curtain will rise for the family-friendly musical at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15-17, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the O’Donnell Center (map). To purchase tickets, visit www.blinn.edu/boxoffice, email boxoffice@blinn.edu, or call 979-830-4024.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for high school students, children, and senior citizens. Blinn students and employees receive free admission with their Blinn College ID.

The second play in the Theatre Arts Program’s Season of Tall and Twisted Tales, “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a gigantically amusing musical adapted by Matthew White, Ana Sanderson, and George Pelecis. The story is based on Dahl’s series of “Revolting Rhymes,” which featured children’s stories and fairy tales in rhyme.

This fun, family musical follows the adventures of Jack and his animal friends as they defy the Giant and Jack’s mother. When the magic bean Jack obtains in exchange for the family cow turns into a gigantic beanstalk, Jack and his friends get to have a fairytale adventure of their own.

The play will be directed by Brenham Campus Theatre Arts Program Director Brad Nies. Kevin Patrick will serve as Technical Director, and Jennifer Patrick will oversee costume design, makeup/mask design, and choreography.

In addition to its public performances, Blinn will host special elementary school preview performances on Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16.

Following its production of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Blinn will present “Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?” Feb. 14-17, 2019, its improve troupe Slaphappy March 28, 2019, and its “10-Minute Play Festival” April 4-7, 2019, at the O’Donnell Center. Each show takes place at the O’Donnell Center.

Blinn’s student performances feature theatre majors and non-majors alike. Blinn’s Associate of Arts degree in theatre arts provides a basic foundation in classical, modern, contemporary, and multicultural theatre. For more information, visit www.blinn.edu/theatre.

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