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November 7, 2013

OU production weaves together elements for emotional show

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Zielinski agreed that the music greatly enhances the story.

“People have to realize this isn't a musical,” he said. “Music is a part of the show because for several of the characters, music is a part of their life and they’re young composers and gifted young artists. Music carries them through these tragedies. Music plays a very important part in that.”

The “Coram Boy” creative team includes music director Zielinski, movement director Matthew Ellis, costume designer Lloyd Cracknell, scenic designer Ethan Hartman, lighting designer Richard Sprecker, sound designer Matthew Barnard, technical director Scott Henkels, production manager Kasey Allee-Foreman, artistic director Tom Huston Orr and University Theatre executive producer Rich Taylor.

Sidebar:

Students at the University of Oklahoma are performing “Coram Boy” 8 p.m. Nov. 22, 23 and Dec. 4, 5 and 6, and 3 p.m. Nov. 24 and Dec. 7 in the Rupel J. Jones Theatre, 563 Elm St. The production is rated PG.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for senior adults, OU faculty/staff and military, and $14 for students. To purchase tickets contact the OU Fine Arts Box Office at 405-325-4101, located in the Catlett Music Center at 500 W. Boyd St. For more information visit theatre.ou.edu.

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