Saint Martin's College, Panorama City continue lecture series with a presentation on musical theater

Tuesday, March 02, 2004

Lacey, Wash. - Hang on to your top hats as Saint Martin’s College music department Chairman Darrell Born leads a cultural exploration of musical theater “greats” at the next Minds on the Millennium V presentation, March 11.

All presentations in the free public lecture series are at 1:30 p.m. at Panorama City’s Quinault Auditorium, 1835 Circle Lane.

In “Musical Theater: A Social and Cultural Commentary,” Born will cover the rich heritage of musical theater, from early works such as the controversial “Showboat” through standards such as “Oklahoma” and “West Side Story.” He will conclude with a discussion of recent musicals, including “Beauty and the Beast” and “Rent.”

Born, whose masters degree is in vocal performance, has performed regionally for Musical Theater Wichita and Opera Kansas. He was musical director for South Puget Sound Community College performances of “The Cradle Will Rock and “Mack and Mabel,” and for Tumwater High School’s “Once upon a Mattress.” Along with chairing the Saint Martin’s music department, he teaches courses and is director of the Saint Martin’s College Chorale, Men’s Ensemble and Women’s Ensemble.

The Minds on the Millennium lecture series was launched in 2000 by Saint Martin’s College and Panorama City to promote intellectual conversation and the exchange of ideas based on historical, philosophical and literary topics. For more information on Minds on the Millennium V, please call the college at 360-491-4700.

For more information:
David Suter, Minds on the Millennium co-director
Professor of religious studies

Veronica Kessler, Minds on the Millennium co-director
Panorama City activities director

Deanna Partlow, media relations coordinator
Saint Martin’s Office of Communication