MTSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance is ready to escort audiences into outer space with “Underwear: The Musical,” set to run Nov. 15 through Nov. 19 in the university’s renowned Tucker Theatre.
The curtains will rise at 7:30 each evening in this eccentric production, written by MTSU alumni Brandon James Gwinn and Heidi Ervin and directed by Deborah Anderson, a professor of performance studies.
The quirky musical reflects the far-out lives of underwear models from outer space, and cast and crew alike say it’s great for anyone looking for a night of quality entertainment. Just like all great theater, “Underwear: The Musical” follows the adventures of a controlling villain, a stereotyped heartthrob and a hard-working damsel. But how will love pan out in outer space? Cue the music! Drop the trousers!
“Underwear is just a wild romp of a show, and it’s certainly not your usual college musical,” said Caleb Marshall, a sophmore majoring in theatre, who plays the role of “Andi,” the handsome fashion icon, in the production. “It’s the most hilarious show I’ve been a part of, plus the songs are incredibly catchy. Behind all the crazy costumes, elaborate sets and raunchy writing, this show has a heart of gold!”
Parents, take note: There’s risqué language and some profanity, plus various stages of undress (both sexes in underwear, sequins and spandex), so “Underwear: The Musical” isn’t advised for children or young teenagers.
General-admission tickets for “Underwear: The Musical” are $10 for adults and $5 for children and may be purchased online at www.mtsu.edu/tuckertheatre via the “Purchase Tickets” button on the left toolbar. MTSU students will be admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets also will be available at the door before each performance.