MTYP will be presenting its annual senior show, Once Upon a
Time in New Jersey, on June 1st at 7:30 pm and June 2nd at 2:30
pm in the Saints Theater at St. Thomas Aquinas (114th and
Pflumm). Seating is reserved with advanced tickets available at $12
for students and $18 for adults. Tickets at the door are $20 for
adults and $15 for students. Reservations are through the Central
Ticket Office: 816-235-6222.
Once Upon a Time in New Jersey will be directed by Cary
Danielson, choreographed by MTYP Alumni and NYC choreographer
Kyle Mullins, and music directed by Julie Danielson, MTYP's Artistic
and Resident Music Director. The show will feature 12 recent
graduates from the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
This Kansas City premiere is the winner of the 2003 Richard
Rodgers Award for Best New Musical. Set in New Jersey in 1956,
Once Upon a Time in New Jersey is a funny, frantic and frenzied
fairy tale about what we do for love. Sweet, shy deli clerk Vinnie
switches lives with Rocco, the town stud, to win the heart of the
woman he loves. A farce about dames, games, foods, feuds, molls,
dolls, thugs, lugs, switches, snitches, glitches and mistaken
identities... and how a simple sandwich guy becomes a hero.
For more information, please visit mtyp.org or call (913) 341-
Once Upon a Time in New Jersey presents the following seniors and
their future plans…
Chase Ainsworth Acting Texas Christian
Lauren Biggs Musical Theatre University of Tampa
Noelle Bradley Dance Management Oklahoma City
Shelley Bushman Musical Theatre Brigham Young
Ryan Dervin Dance University of
Brooke Golladay Animation Johnson County
Hunter Hawkins Secondary Education University of
Conor Hosford Modeling New York City
Nicholas Monaldo Dance Oklahoma City
A.J. Orth Theatre University of Nebraska-
Erica Punch Musical Theatre Oklahoma City
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