Same Difference community theatre’s Halloween-themed musical ‘Sleepy Hollow’

IVINS – To get the community into the spooky spirit, the Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company will present the Halloween-themed musical “Sleepy Hollow” at Vista Charter School.

A faithful adaptation of the classic Washington Irving short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the show is packed with action, excitement and dynamic music. It tells the story of timid schoolmaster Ichabod Crane (portrayed by Dustin Schlagel), who arrives in the Dutch farming village of Sleepy Hollow and becomes fixated on the beautiful Katrina Van Tasell (Rebekah Ort.) When he professes his intent to marry Katrina, her boisterous self-appointed boyfriend Brom Bones (John Grzesiak) banishes Ichabod from the village. He must then make his way through a graveyard haunted by a host of spirits, including the notorious Headless Horseman. Featuring songs such as “A Superstitious Yankee Folk” and “Ghost in the Graveyard,” this suspenseful musical is great fun for the Halloween season.

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“Sleepy Hollow” will be presented four times: Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 and 7 p.m. Playwright Vera Morris is responsible for adapting the script, while the music and lyrics were written by Bill Francoeur.

Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company was established in Butte, Mont., in 2004 with the goal of making participation in community theatre possible for individuals with disabilities. It currently features 30 performers who do and do not have disabilities.

A nonprofit organization, Same Difference supports the Utah Food Bank. General admission tickets for “Sleepy Hollow” are $7, but will be reduced to $5 if patrons bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the bank.

Event details and contact information

Dates: Oct. 24, 26 and 27

Times: 7 p.m. (Oct. 24 and 26), 2 and 7 p.m. (Oct. 27)

Location: Vista Charter School, 585 East Center Street in Ivins

Admission: $7, $5 with donation

Contact: Melissa Ann Santora – 406-498-3483 or [email protected]

Related article: Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company, abiilities within disabilities.

St. George cast of Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company, rehearsal for “We the People: A Patriotic Musical,” presented in St. George, Utah, July 23, 2012 | St. George News File Photo courtesy of Melissa Ann Santora, Same Difference Inclusive Theatre Company


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