College of Charleston SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

‘American Gothic’ Presented by CofC Opera

The College of Charleston Opera program in the College’s School of the Arts will present “American Gothic,” which will celebrate operatic and Broadway ensemble pieces written by American composers. This musical journey encompasses everything from the macabre of Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd,” to the iconic Americana of Marc Adamo’s “Little Women” and Ned Rorem’s “Our Town.” Performances will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Simons Center for the Arts, 54 Saint Philip St. Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students and may be purchased online or at the door (cash and check only).

The production is directed by music faculty members Anna Young and David Templeton; Musical Direction is by Irina Pevzner. A cast of 24 singing-actors include: Madison Anderson, Josh Avant, Patricia Cooney, Gabriel Curl, Clare Elich, Ashley Fabian, Hannah Garrett, Abbie Geddings, Tatiana Hoover, Shelby Irvin, Dexter Jenks, Nathan Matticks, Samantha Mazzola, Sarah Milowic, Laura Owens, Courtney Pourciaux, Cat Richmond, Catherine Rizzuto, Alan Roberts, Savannah Shelby, Cherise Sickles, Joseph Tan, Kiri Taylor and Justin Watkins.