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Lehman College Presents Spring Musical "When I Get To Where I’m Going ’18"

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The Lehman College Department of Music, Multimedia, Theatre and Dance presents its spring musical "When I Get to Where I’m Going ’18" on Thursday through Saturday, May 10-12. Admission to all five performances is free upon reservation.

Two performances of the musical on Thursday, May 10 and one performance on Friday, May 11 will be held at Lehman College, while two performances on Saturday, May 12 will be held at the Bronx Library Center.

"When I Get to Where I’m Going ’18" is an original musical composed by Dr. Penny Prince and features a script written collaboratively by the cast. Dr. Prince is an Associate Professor of Music at Lehman College and has won 13 ASCAP merit awards for her educational and children’s music, plus a Bronx Recognizes Its Own award for her compositions. Seven of her musicals have been staged previously at Lehman, where she directs the Collaborative Musical Theatre Project.

A production of "When I Get to Where I’m Going '18" was presented at Lehman College several years ago, but with social justice issues more pressing than ever in the past year. Dr. Prince said she began receiving requests to mount a new production of the musical. To do so, she has added some new plot lines and additional songs reflecting today’s issues.

Remarked Dr. Prince, who wrote both the original and updated scores of "When I Get to Where I’m Going ’18": “In the 1950’s, America finally began to confront the evils of segregation and inequality. The bus boycott movement and the struggle to integrate schools were pivotal events in our history. Now, in a new century, we still grapple with injustice and racism. ‘When will we learn?’is one of the themes of this spring original musical, When I Get to Where I'm Going ‘18, which will spotlight the 1950’s juxtaposed with 2018. I've composed a score of more than nine songs, and the cast has revised and updated the script for this exciting new production.”

Rehearsals for "When I Get to Where I’m Going ’18" began in December 2017 with a cast of students, alumni and community members.

For reservations, please call 718-960-7796 or e-mail penny.prince@lehman.cuny.edu.

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Herbert H. Lehman College of The City University of New York is located at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in the northwest Bronx. The campus is accessible by public transportation (bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines.) Attended parking is also available.

The Collaborative Musical Theatre Project will present the Spring musical entitled "When I Get to Where I’m Going ’18", anoriginal musical composed by Dr. Penny Prince with a script written collaboratively by the cast as follows:

Thursday, May 10 at 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Herbert H. Lehman College
Music Building, Room 306
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Friday, May 11 at 11:00 a.m.
Herbert H. Lehman College
Music Building, Room 306
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

Saturday, May 12 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

For directions and an up-to-date view of the Lehman campus, here is a link to a map or visit here.

 

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