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October 11, 2013

CHS theater program seeks immediate funds for spring musical

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CLAREMORE —

Doonkeen has launched a “ickstarter” project, asking for backers from Claremore and beyond to pledge the remaining amount. 
The project will only be funded if the remaining $17,000 is pledged by Oct. 20.
Doonkeen, students and teachers are asking for community support to help purchase costuming and provide royalty fees to Rogers and Hammerstein. 
Money will also be utilized for set construction and scenic rental to make the show realistic, he said.
“We have fabulously talented and committed students in the cast and technical crew, but the show will only happen if the community wants it to happen,” said Doonkeen. 
This year’s performance will be different from the past two years, dealing with  more adult issues and offering more of a mysterious theme with darker music.
“South Pacific is a captivating story and the music is fantastic. There again is why we need to have the best players in the orchestra, and that’s what the audience can expect,” said Doonkeen. 
“We have all spent countless hours on pre-production and are confident that this show will be enjoyed by fans of Rogers and Hammerstein.”
If the Kickstarter is a success, the production of South Pacific will be April 25-27 at the Robson Performing Arts Center.
For more information on the reward system for pledge amounts or to make a pledge, visit kickstarter.com and search “South Pacific.”

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