Center Stage Theatre to Present 'Stepping Out' Nov. 14-18 at SCC

October 31, 2012

The Center Stage Theatre of St. Charles Community College will present “Stepping Out” Nov. 14-18 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building Theater on the SCC campus.

The show will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 14-15; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. There will be a high school matinee performance at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15.

“Stepping Out” chronicles several months in the life of a beginning adult tap dance class. Each of the eight diverse students has his or her own reason for joining, but they make a point of coming every week to chat, relax and if they can manage, learn a couple of dance steps. Led by Mavis, their eternally patient instructor, and accompanied by the acerbic pianist Mrs. Fraser, the students (who range from hopeless to competent) strive to master the basics of dance. But the steps and routines are just the background for the real focus of the play – the relationships and interactions of these 10 very different people. By their final performance, not only have the class members developed some degree of skill, but they have also overcome the inhibitions, awkwardness and personality conflicts that have kept them out of sync.

The play will be directed and choreographed by Lynne Snyder, associate professor of theater at SCC, with set and lighting design by Jeff Roop and costume design by Deborah Phillips.

Cast members from St. Charles include Yumeho Asai as Lynn, Samantha Bonomo as Dorothy, Britney Kelcher as Sylvia, Jan Parker as Mrs. Fraser and Tricia Wallace as Vera.

Cast members from St. Peters include Wes Meinhold as Geoffrey and Tim O’Shaughnessy as man’s voice/emcee and Kat Turnbull as Maxine.

Other cast members include Kim Avants of Weldon Spring as Mavis, Lauren Murray of O’Fallon as Andy and Candice Stine of O’Fallon as Rose.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and college students with ID. Tickets will be offered at a special reduced price of $5 for everyone on Wednesday, Nov. 14. To purchase tickets, visit www.stchastickets.com or call the SCC Box Office at 636-922-8050. For additional information, visit www.stchas.edu/centerstage. St. Charles Community College is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.

For accommodations information, e-mail accessibilityservice@stchas.edu.

CALENDAR FORMAT

WHAT: Center Stage Theatre of St. Charles Community College presents “Stepping Out”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, Nov. 14-15; 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17; 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

WHERE: Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building theater, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville

COST:  $8 general admission, $6 for college students/seniors, free for SCC students with ID, $5 Budget Wednesdays

CONTACT INFO: www.stchastickets.com, 636-922-8050

St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.

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