UM is about to show “Punk Rock Girl!” throughout November – Shelby County Reporter

UM is about to show “Punk Rock Girl!” the whole month of november

Posted at 1:33 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

By MEG HERNDON | Personal editor

MONTEVALLO – The Department of Theater of the University of Montevallo will present “Punk Rock Girl!” on the Rebecca J. Luker Stage at the DiscoverShelby Theater at the Center for the Arts throughout November.

“Punk Rock Girl” is directed by Michael Walker, associate professor of acting and voice at UM. The show’s choreography is by Will Harrell and the music is directed by Jennifer Hartsell, accompanist and musical director of the UM Theater Department. Additionally, the show is presented in conjunction with Concord Theatricals.

“Punk-rock girl!” is the story of 16-year-old Angela Quivers, a perfectionist who doesn’t take risks and feels like she doesn’t belong until she meets another teenager, Proxi, who introduces her to the world grungy guitars, shocking secrets and big, loud, messy emotions.

Attendees can expect a musical about a young person finding community and creating their tribe. According to UM “Punk Rock Girl!” is a raucous celebration of all that is raw and tattered, trashy and heartfelt, familiar and foreign. It features twenty songs written and made famous by female artists and female-fronted bands, including Blondie, Pink, Avril Lavigne, Pat Benatar and many more. The book and musical arrangements are by Tony-nominated composer Joe Iconis, with co-arrangements and orchestrations by Rob Rokicki.

Performances are scheduled for November 17-19 at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances scheduled for Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m. each day.

Those interested in seeing the show can find tickets online at Montevallotickets.universitytickets.com.

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