Olt '93 to Direct Musical at Senior Repertory of Ohio

April Olt
April Olt

May 16, 2013

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— April Olt, who received her bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre performance, with emphasis on directing from Illinois Wesleyan University, will direct the musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” for the Senior Repertory of Ohio (SRO) Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio.

“The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” will be presented on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.; Friday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 8 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $15 for SRO members, $10 for students and $15 for adults and seniors for the 10:30 a.m. performance on Friday, June 7. Discounted group tickets (10+) are available.

Olt, a Central Ohio Theatre Roundtable award-winner for excellence in directing, has been directing and teaching theatre for more than 15 years. As a dramaturg and director, she has worked on many productions and has taught and designed courses for all levels of educational institutions and theatre companies. Olt, IWU Class of 1993, received a master of fine arts degree in directing dramaturgy from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The musical, a 1978 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Lyrics and for Outstanding Music and a 1979 Tony Award nominee for Best Musical, is based on a Texas brothel, the legendary Chicken Ranch, visited frequently by politicians and others. It’s business as usual until a crusading TV reporter, Marvin Zindler, decides to aim his moral indignation at the ranch.

SRO is a semi-professional theatre company committed to artistic excellence. The company offers main-stage productions and touring shows as well as outreach and educational programs.

For additional information, visit www.srotheatre.org.  

Contact: Nunzia Martino, ’16, (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu