Friday, March 24, 2017

Dr. Eric Conway: Morgan State University Presents "The Wiz" Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM; Saturday, April 1, 2 PM & 7:30 PM; Sunday, April 2, 3 PM


Dr. Eric Conway writes: 

Hello Morgan’s Fine and Performing Arts Community,

Many of you already know the Fine and Performing Arts Department is presenting the award-winning Musical The Wiz.   This production is one of the many events on the university calendar celebrating Morgan’s sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary!

We are now just one week before the opening night performance - Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  Some may remember that the musical: The Wiz was premiered here in Baltimore in 1974 at our now defunct Morris Mechanic theatre. Baltimore's native-son Andre DeShields, who played the title role of Wiz in the premiere, has agreed to attend our opening night performance to make this production even more special.  As a native Baltimorean, at eleven years old, my family and I attended this premiere production and immediately knew that this was an exceptional musical.

Many of you have certainly seen The Wiz before, however, I encourage you to see it again. When Morgan’s Fine and Performing Arts Department produces a show such as this, it is certain to be an extraordinary event.  Showtimes are:  Friday March 31, 7:30PM (Opening night); Saturday, April 1, 2PM and 7:30 PM; and Sunday April 2 at 3PM.  All shows are in the beautiful Gilliam concert hall in the Murphy Fine Arts Center.  Discounts are available for groups, seniors, students, and Morgan faculty & staff.

This is a great family event.  This show is one weekend only!  Please come out and support Morgan’s Sesquicentennial production of the Wiz!  I hope to see you there!


Eric Conway, D.M.A.
Fine and Performing Arts Department, Chair
Morgan State University
1700 East Cold Spring Lane
Carl Murphy Fine Arts Center, Room 329C
Baltimore, MD 21251

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