FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — Highland Community College’s 46th season of Summerset Theatre will present “TITANIC the Musical” with performances at 7:30 p.m. on July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 and at 2 p.m. July 21, on the Fine Arts Theater stage located in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
“TITANIC the Musical” is an epic, musical drama that examines the causes, conditions, and characters involved in the ever-fascinating drama of the RMS Titanic. This is the factual story of that ship, of her officers, crew, and passengers, to be sure — but, she will not, as has happened so many times before, serve as merely the backdrop against which is fictional. The central character of our Titanic is the Titanic herself.
“The history of the Titanic is well known,” said Mark Jansen, director. “In this musical, the spotlight is turned from physical elements of the history to the personal, emotional, and societal impact of the Titanic. This retelling is not based on the 1997 James Cameron film, and retelling the story of the ship is featured strikingly through a rich musical score.”
The orchestra for the production reflects the six instruments that made up the famous Titanic combo.
Jeffery DeLay is the musical director and Sarah Long is the show’s choreographer. Linda Foat-Adams of Camelot Costumes, LLC, is the costume designer. Alex Jansen is the lighting designer.
Summerset Theatre is made up of a cast of 20 local actors that play more than 50 different characters.
Ticket prices are $17 for adults; $14 for seniors, and $10 for students. There is a $2 service fee included in the price. Tickets are sold at the Box Office from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. Tickets may are also available online at highland.edu/boxoffice, or by calling 815-599-3718.