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A ‘Grand’ start for theatre

It's a fresh take on classic songs

Music, acting, dancing — the stage awaits!

The curtain rises, house lights down, stage lights up and the seats …

Well, last season, from a box office standpoint, “we kind of knocked it out of the park,” said Mo LaMee, head of the theatre arts department at Colorado Mesa University.

Creating a season is a tricky thing, LaMee said.

On the one hand, there are the audience favorites to consider. On the other, there are the students who need performance opportunities that prepare them for the kind of work they will find after graduation.


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