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.
The 2017 ĭmáGen musical:
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
Set in 1945 Missouri, this Southern Gothic musical tells the story of Willa, a tough, unmannered orphan adopted by the wife of the Sheriff and the bloody domestic war that ensues between them when Willa uncovers the secrets lurking beneath the floorboards.