David Musical to Premiere December 26

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“David” musical to premiere December 26-29
EDMOND, Okla. (Nov. 20, 2013) – Herbert W. Armstrong College announces the second musical theater production of its very own, David—The Endless Throne Begins. The production will make its debut at Armstrong Auditorium in three performances; two at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 26 and Saturday December 28, and a third matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29. Tickets are on sale now.
Herbert W. Armstrong College teams up with its sister school Imperial Academy and its internationally acclaimed Irish dance school for an epic musical production about King David. The largest biography in the Bible comes to life in this new musical, written by Ryan Malone, with exciting step-dancing and contemporary choreography, elaborate costumes and colorful sets.
Following on the heels of last year’s smash hit Jeremiah—which opened to a standing-room-only audience and hundreds turned away at the door—David is Armstrong College’s second production to combine the vocals of musical theater along with the entertainment of step dancing. With a cast of 122 and more than a dozen costume, set and lighting designers, the production includes students, faculty, staff, and local community members, as well as a 12-piece professional orchestra.
“The story itself has an immense emotional range, tackling the subjects of family betrayal, murderous plots and crushing personal loss,” said Malone, music director at Armstrong College. “Ultimately David’s life is about overcoming the human condition and finding redemption through God’s grace, so it’s deeply moving on a personal level.” Malone added that audiences can expect to be entertained as well as educated. “We’re bringing a fresh look to one of the greatest figures of the Bible through song and dance, and that’s uniquely powerful,” he said.
Tickets to David are $8 for adults and children over age three (children under three are not permitted in the auditorium theater.) Guests can supplement the theatrical performance with real-life artifacts from Jerusalem’s First Temple period, built by David’s son Solomon, while Armstrong Auditorium hosts the world premiere of the exhibit, Seals of Jeremiah’s Captors Discovered. The interactive exhibit includes figurines, large vessels and royal seal impressions dating to biblical times, which will be on display in the lobby during the performance.
The David musical provides an educational and entertaining pause to Armstrong Auditorium’s 2013-2014 performing arts series. The season continues in 2014 with back-to-back performances from the Moscow Festival Ballet on January 27 and 28.
For more information on ticket options, subscriptions, group rates, or current exhibits, please visit http://www.ArmstrongAuditorium.org or call 405-285-1010.

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