OCTC OAK ISLAND THEATRE PRODUCTION
THURSDAY, MARCH 31 SATURDAY APRIL 2, MAIN CAMPUS
Owensboro Community amp; Technical Colleges Oak Island Theatre will present the Leslie
Bricusse and Anthony Newley musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the
Crowd Thursday, March 31; Friday, April 1; and Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. on the
OCTC Main Campus. While the premise is a music-hall allegory that examines the British
class structure of the 1960s, the similarities with contemporary culture are obvious.
Sir and Cocky, who represent the upper and lower classes, play a game with ever-changing
rules, acknowledging the premise that few get out of life everything they desire.
The ensemble features performances by Dr. Court Lewis, Cory Burdette, Val McCrary,
Shelby Simmons, Layson Brooks, Sr., Aaron Payne, Brian Storm, Jeremy Winstead, Jared
Norris, Rebecca Thwaites, Grayson Bryant, Isaac Settles, and Sierra Hagan. This diverse
ensemble includes members of the community, high school and college students within
the region, and OCTC Faculty. Oak Island Theatre director Dr. Julia Ledford, Associate
Dean of the Humanities Division, has staged each of the OIT productions since 1989.
Each production and ensemble provides a unique challenge. OIT attempts to provide
opportunities for creative expression amp; artistic growth said Dr. Ledford. The musical
director for the production is Dr. Connie Ford, with choreography by Joy Bowlds, and
accompaniment by Ann Jeanette Pierce.
Musical numbers such as Who Can I Turn To? and A Wonderful Day Like Today, propel
the production toward the conclusion that true contentment lies in the heart. Performances
will be held in Blandford Lecture Hall in the Humanities Building on the OCTC main
campus at 4800 New Hartford Road, Owensboro. Tickets may be purchased at the door
each evening starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 general admission.
The production will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Seating will be limited to 100 seats
for each performance. For questions or additional information, please call 270-686-4623.