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Theatre and Performance Studies
La Salle College, "Annie Get Your Gun" (1962). La Salle College Summer Music Theatre. 50.
About Music Theatre '62
A new and exciting venture is underway on the La Salle campus these days, an accomplishment giving much credit both to the energetic drive of Mr. Daniel Rodden, a professional actor, director, playwright, and teacher, and to the cultural receptiveness of La Salle College. Of the genus Theatre and the species Musical, this undertaking is a happy combination of both professional and college talent and is intended to be part of a long range plan of expanding La Salle's theatre program and its general cultural activities.
MUSIC THEATRE '62 has two purposes, which are not disassociated . It wants to provide an opportunity for the most talented young people it can find to express themselves as best they can in that peculiarly American form, the musical comedy, under professional direction. And, obviously, it wants to attract favorable attention to its sponsor, La Salle College, which will celebrate its Centenary Year in 1963, and which has in the past decade assumed an important role in the cultural activities of its community. Th is is, we hope, only the beginning of professional theatre at La Salle.
Over six thousand Philadelphians saw Music Theatre '62's first production, "Carousel,'' a popular success wildly exceeding the most optimistic estimates prior to the show. A review by Ernest Schier in the Bulletin proclaimed the show a huge critical success also. "Music Theatre '62," he reported "is a welcome addition to the local summer theater, and one that promises to give enjoyment to many people." The success of Music Theatre '62 will assure its return as Music Theatre '63 . Since you are enjoying our production of "Annie Get Your Gun," why not tell your friends about it? A pleased audience is our best advertisement.