More than a dozen student and faculty performers will bring new life to the satirical songs of Tom Lehrer at Mount Saint Mary College’s production of “Tomfoolery,” Monday, April 16.
The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Aquinas Hall Theatre, 330 Powell Ave., Newburgh. Admission is $5, or free with a Mount ID. For more information, call the box office at 845-569-3273.
In addition to the 15-member cast, the production represents the joint efforts of Professor of Music Durward Entrekin and Associate Professor of Theatre James Phillips.
Lehrer, a former Harvard mathematician and songwriter, infused his lyrics with comedic flair and social commentary that still holds up decades later,” said Phillips.
“It’s a lot of music – about 25 songs – and they’re all still very funny,” he explained. “The students have discovered Tom Lehrer’s work and they think he’s hilarious – and in some places, they still find him a little shocking.”
Entrekin noted that the cast is up to the task of taking on so many dynamic songs.
“It’s not easy doing justice to these very cleverly written songs by Tom Lehrer,” said Entrekin. “All sorts of musical styles are used, but they’re doing a great job. I think they really enjoy this.”
For more information, visit msmc.edu.