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Speed Dating Tonight! (2014)

PR/News, National Opera Association Award

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Office of Media Relations writes:

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
December 4, 2015

The Texas State University Opera Theatre’s recent production of Michael Ching's Speed Dating Tonight! has been awarded third prize in the Opera Production of the Year Competition by the National Opera Association for 2015.

Texas State's combined undergraduate and graduate opera program competed with premier opera graduate schools and conservatories across the nation for the yearly award.

This marks the second national award in three years for Texas State Opera Theatre. It won Opera Production of the Year in 2013 for Jacques Ibert's Angélique.

Production Information

Production Flyer
Speed Dating Tonight!

Director and Producer: Dr. Samuel Mungo
Conductor: Kristin Roach
Principal coach / chorusmaster: Kristin Roach
Technical Director: Ia Enstera
Set Design: Ia Enstera
Choreographer: Andrea Heaberlin
Assistant Director: Joshua Miller
Lighting Design: Scott Vandenberg
Lighting Board Operator: Devin McFarlane
Sound Board Operator: Keenan Brooks
Electricians: Joel Britt, Andrew Leslie
Production Stage Manager: Jenna Crowell

Photo Credit: Austin T Wells

Speed Dating Tonight! : Performance Program (PDF, 2 MB)

Cast and Show Order

Bartender: Jordan Van De Vere
Busboy: Marvin Henderson
Waitress: Haley Steinberger
Kylie (hostess): Madison Christ
Nervous: Lisa Decker
OCD: Joseph Gilbert

Realtor: Elizabeth DiFronzo
Lives at Home: Kevin Park
Origamist: Poornima Ravi
Pat the Bassoonist: Cambrey Willhelm
Triathlon Ann: Veronica Kokas
Combat Photographer: Kurt Kaiser
Talkative: Ciara Gallagher
Famous Family: Morghan Parker
Lurking: Susan Anderson
Dancer: Conner Scallan
Steampunk: Brooke Whelan
Campaign Consultant: Jennifer Dryer
Awkward: Cristina Caballero
My Lover: Thomas Soto
Hanging Out: Bridget Perez
Like this Bar: Beau Vandertulip
Can Man: Spencer Reichman
Ex-Duet: Reichman, Gallagher
Liar Exposed: Kaiser, Jaelyn Lyles
Panic Attack: Chairein Jackson
Leaving: Kathryn Whitbeck
Coordinator: Christ
Order Up! Steinberger, Van De Vere
Love My Cats: Jasmine Haghighatian
Checklist: Kimberley Sandoval
Fragile Heart: Johnathan Salinas
Waiting for Too Long: Phillip Ramon
The Dilemma of Daters: Tutti
Nervous/OCD Duet: Decker, Gilbert
Finale: Tutti
Epilogue: Henderson, Whitbeck

Speed Dating Tonight!