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Each year, since 2014, ĭmáGen selects a new musical to be presented in concert on the Pasant stage at Wharton Center.

This new musical is workshopped under the guidance of a Broadway-caliber director, two professional actors in leading roles, the creative team of the chosen musical, and the leadership of MSU’s College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre and Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

The program becomes a vivid learning experience for both college and high school actors who are cast alongside professionals in the production each year.

ĭmáGen 2019: Dr. Fox and The Impossible Cure for Death

This year’s brand-new musical at MSU follows a precocious 13 year-old girl and her overly-imaginative father as they search a storybook world for a cure to a brain tumor in this very curious musical twist on the water of life myth.

This exciting ĭmáGen staged concert event will showcase Broadway stars, local high school students and MSU Musical Theatre and Dance students in performance on the same stage as part of the Musical Theatre Immersion Program at MSU, a new collaborative venture with the MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and MSU College of Arts and Letters’ Department of Theatre.

Book & Music by Benedict Braxton-Smith
Book & Lyrics by Megan Petersen

Directed by Timothy Koch
Musical Direction by Sinai Tabak 
Guest Stage Manager: Paige Conway

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00pm

Previous ĭmáGen musicals

  • 2018 One Good Day 
    Book & Lyrics by Liz Suggs, Music by Rona Siddiqui
  • 2017 We Foxes 
    Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver 
  • 2016 Temple
    Music by Norman Durkee, Additional Music by Constantine Kitsopoulos, Book and Lyrics by Sylvia Peto
  • 2015 For Tonight
    Music and Lyrics by Shenelle Williams Book by Whitney Rhodes, Shenelle Williams and Spencer Williams

Imagen is made possible is part by MSU University Outreach and Engagement.