Lebanon Valley College’s Music Theatre Program will present its inaugural musical, Bernstein’s “On the Town,” April 13-16 at The Hershey Area Playhouse.

The production, directed by Jonathan Walker-VanKuren and music directed by Kevin Edward Gane, features students in the program who have worked on detailed choreography, vocals, and a story of friendship and love.

“Lebanon Valley College’s Music Theatre Program is excited to share its first main-stage production,” said Walker-VanKuren, artist teacher of studio voice and music theatre, in a press release. “Through academic coursework and dedication outside the classroom, our students have tirelessly worked on detailed choreography, exciting vocals, and a delightful tale of friendship and love.”

The wartime musical features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes “Come Up to My Place,” “I Can Cook, Too,” “Some Other Time,” and “New York, New York.”

“Leonard Bernstein is one of America’s most honored creators and composers, and it has been a joy to work with our students as their studies have brought this incredible work to life,” said Edward Gane. “It is a privilege to work on a production that is a true collaboration of LVC students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.”

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased here.

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