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MCC's Arts and Letters Series presents musical about Lewis and Clark

By Staff
special to The Star
October 25, 2003
In commemoration of the bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Meridian Community College's Arts and Letters Series will present the new musical, "The Adventures of Lewis and Clark."
The performance will be Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the McCain Theatre on campus.
The play is a new musical with book and lyrics by Robert and Gail Deschamps and musical score by composer MacNeal Johnston.
It will be performed by the professional acting company Georgia Mountain Theatre Productions, which hails from New York and Atlanta. The troupe tours classical theatre productions and workshops to schools, colleges and theatre audiences in 18 states.
This production takes the audience from Thomas Jefferson's Monticello up the great rivers of America through the newly acquired Louisiana Territory, over the Bitterroot Mountains, and on to the Pacific Ocean.
The narrator is a newspaper editor who sets the stage as his imagination forms pictures in his mind. He tells of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery struggling against ice, snow, cold, danger and near starvation in the 1801 mission to find a practical trade route from the East to the Pacific Ocean.
Tickets are on sale in the Arts and Letters Series office at MCC. The price is $8 for adults, $5 for children. To reserve your tickets, call Michele Thames at 484-8696 or 1-800-MCC-THE-1.

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