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24-Hour Musical to Present "Footloose" Tonight

Anderson Observer

The mystery is over, and cast and crew are now hard at work on tonight's show "Footloose."

The Anderson Theatre Festival's 24-Hour Musical is set for tonight in the Henderson Auditorium of the Anderson University's Callie Stringer Rainey Fine Arts Center, with all proceeds going to benefit The Lot Project in Anderson. The Market Theatre Company is in charge of the production.

Admission is free, but donations will be received at the door for the charity. Seating is first come, first served.

True to the 24-Hour Musical's name, the show that is being performed, as well as the cast list, is a mystery (to the cast and to the public) until the Kick-Off Party just 24 hours before showtime. Everything is learned, created, gathered, and rehearsed in 24 hours by an expansive team of volunteers.

The cast and crew met for the first time Friday night, giving them only 24 hours to memorize lines, learn choreography and music, build sets, find/make costumes, market the event, and prepare every aspect of the production.

The goal of the 24-Hour Musical is to create excellent theatre to better our community, while also building a creative atmosphere for artists to commit themselves fully to their craft. The group attempts to do this by welcoming imperfection and building a relationship with the audience, an audience that understands passion means more than perfection.

The name of the show will be announced Thursday.

For more information, visit The Market Theatre Company. For more information on the charity, visit The Lot Project.


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