College of Fine Arts and Design

UCO to Stage 'Sing for Your Supper: A Rodgers and Hart Celebration'

March 1, 2012

The University of Central Oklahoma's Music Theatre Division will present "Sing For Your Supper: A Rodgers and Hart Celebration," a revue commemorating one of musical theatre's greatest duos, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, at 8 p.m., March 8 - 11 at the UCO Jazz Lab located in Edmond on Fifth and Littler.

The show will feature Central music theatre students singing musical hits from the Great American Songbook written in the 1920's and 1930's.  Hits include "Blue Moon," "The Lady is a Tramp," "Manhattan," "My Funny Valentine" and "Sing For Your Supper," among many other favorites.  The show will also feature entertaining choreography and a brief narration highlighting the Rodgers and Hart story.

"My goal with this production is to take the audience back in time to the era when Judy Garland, Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra were the biggest film stars," said Steven Smeltzer, UCO music theatre instructor and the director and choreographer for the show.

"Though Rodgers and Hart are known for their heart-wrenching love ballads, they also wrote some very witty, humorous tunes, which I have chosen to feature in the production, keeping it light and fun," he continued.

Richard Rodgers, composer, and Lorenz Hart, lyricist, were among the most popular songwriters in America during the 1920's, 30's and early 40's.  They wrote the music for various stage and film productions including "The Garrick Gaieties," "The Boys From Syracuse," and "A Connecticut Yankee," among many others.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling (405) 974-3375 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will benefit UCO music theatre student scholarships.  Reservations are strongly recommended.

For a complete schedule of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design performances and events, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.