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UCO Musical Theatre Announces Outdoor Concert Series

Courtyard of the CFAD House

The UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series takes place in the Courtyard of the CFAD House at 320 E Hurd St in Edmond.

The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music’s Musical Theatre Division announces a series of concerts for its Fall 2020 semester. The UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series are socially distanced performances taking place at the College of Fine Arts and Design House’s Courtyard, located at 320 East Hurd Street in Edmond.
“The UCOMT Concert Series came about due to the challenges of COVID,” said Greg White, Ph. D., director of the UCOMT division. “We decided our students would be safer performing outdoors, and we hope our audiences will feel safer watching the performances outdoors.”

The season kicks off with “Big Fish” running 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, Sept. 23-26.
Based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the Tim Burton film of the same name, “Big Fish” tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman, and his adult son, Will. The senior Bloom has lived a full life and loves to share larger-than-life tales. When Will becomes a father-to-be, he sets out to learn the truth of his father’s stories.

“’Big Fish’ is a beautiful show brimming with heart and humor,” said White. “It’s about families, fathers, sons, wives, and knowing when the pavement ends we find our lives.”

Here is a list of all the events in the UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series:

 

“The Apple Tree” in Concert

Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 21-24, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St

 

New Musical Theatre Bronchos Showcase

Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 12-14, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St

 

“The Theory of Relativity” in Concert

Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 18-21, 8 p.m. at the CFAD House Courtyard, 320 E Hurd St

 

White acknowledged the challenges of producing shows during a global pandemic, but also shares the optimism of the musical theatre students.

“It’s a historic time in the world, but our UCOMT students have been saying COVID can’t kill creativity,” said White. “I couldn’t agree more.”

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Audiences must wear masks to their socially distanced seats, but can take masks off after being seated.

For tickets or more information about the UCO Musical Theatre Concert Series, visit www.mitchellhalltheatre.com.

#CFADWorks: Milena Govich

On the set of primetime medical drama “Chicago Med,” UCO College of Fine Arts and Design alumna Milena Govich pressed pause on a busy week of directing her first network television episode to send an update to her alma mater.

Upon graduating from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1999 with degrees in Vocal Performance and Pre-Medicine and minors in Dance and Violin, Govich’s launch to stardom began on Broadway. Appearing in shows such as “Cabaret,” “The Boys From Syracuse” and “Good Vibrations,” Govich’s acting chops were quickly recognized, and she transitioned into a prolific career on television.

After landing the recurring role of Assistant District Attorney Jessica Rossi in the Dick Wolf series “Conviction,” Govich soon became the first and only female detective on the Emmy-winning series, “Law & Order.” Households across the nation tuned in to see Govich as Detective Nina Cassady, the spitfire rookie eager to prove herself on the force. Following “Law & Order,” Govich appeared on the wrong side of the law as Lori Stevens in the MTV original drama, “Finding Carter.” Her impressive career boasts roles in nearly one hundred television episodes, including those in “Love Monkey, “Rescue Me,” “K-Ville,” “The Defenders” and “Make It or Break It.”

Selected as one of only eight filmmakers in the American Film Institute’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, Govich has found success as a director as well. She is also a part of the Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program. Her award-winning short film, “Temporary,” has been featured in festivals across the country. Her latest project, “Unspeakable,” premiered at South By Southwest in 2018, and Govich has directed episodes of “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire” that will appear this season.

In 2017, the University of Central Oklahoma honored Govich for her accomplishments by presenting her with the Distinguished Alumni Award. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and producing partner, writer David Cornue.