Theatre of Anthem Presents Original Musical Oro
Ariz. September 2, 2013
– Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces performances for the original
musical Oro and Leona,
the heartwarming story of two
golden lion tamarin monkeys, who are separated from the rest of their family and
must learn to survive on their own in the Amazon rainforest.
A talented cast of 47 area
youth, ages 6-9, presents the show October 3 - 6 in Anthem.
The music is sure to transport you to the tropical rain forest with its
jungle feel like The Lion King and Tarzan.
The show is directed and vocal directed by Terri Scullin and
choreographed by Sarah Brayer. “Oro and Leona is an original musical written
by myself and my friend Adam Vargas,” said Scullin. “In
addition to writing an entertaining show with good music, we also wanted the
musical to contain several different lessons that we hope will resonate with our
performers and our audiences. Issues
ranging from taking care of the environment to learning how to be independent,
we hope the show will spark conversations between parents and their kids.”
When two golden lion tamarin monkeys, a brother and sister
named Oro and Leona, are separated from the rest of their close knit family,
they must learn quickly how to survive on their own in the Amazon rainforest. As
they try to find their way back home they encounter many other rainforest
creatures: poison dart frogs, hyacinth macaws, sloths and even a jaguar. Each
group of animals shares their own unique perspective on life in the rainforest
and valuable lessons that help the pair along their journey.
Performances take place October 3 and 4 at 7:00 p.m., October
5 at 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m., and October 6 at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at MTA’s
theater, 42323 N. Vision Way, Bldg. 2, Anthem, AZ
85086. Tickets may be
purchased online at www.musicaltheatreofanthem.org.
Adult tickets are $18 and Students,
Seniors and Children 12 and under are $15.
Photo (L-R): Christopher Poulios - Oro, Tenley Stitzer - Leona, and TJ Rossi - Jaguar
Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) is an award-winning,
non-profit theater company located in Anthem, Arizona. The mission of MTA
is to develop youth and adults within the field of performing arts while
enhancing their intrinsic creativity and brokering their vast talents. MTA
trains and educates youth so that they can become the artists, patrons, and
leaders of tomorrow while providing opportunities to adults that empower them
and foster their creativity. MTA’s principles include casting all who
audition in select productions, presenting high quality shows that everyone can
enjoy, and providing a positive environment where performers can practice
teamwork and communication skills while experiencing the pride of
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