Carla in Hootzies of Lappyland
SIU-E student's production } Original musical to be staged "The Hootzies of Lappyland," an original musical play by Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville graduate student Barbara A. Marentette, will be presented March 30 through April 2 in the Communications Building Theater at SIU-E. "The Hootzies of Lappyland" --which Miss Marentette considers considers more of a "family play," than a children's play--is about Doug and a friend, Chrissy, who journey to the fantasy world of Lappyland. Said Miss Marentetle, who also directs the play, "The choices that Doug has to make in order to believe in himself and his magic are choices each of us has to make at one time or another. Believing in yourself yourself and in someone else, and understanding the value of love and friendship, are experiences that are especially important to the family. Music students win honors Fourteen Edwardsville High, School music students won Division "This message is made more exciting when Doug and Chrissy Chrissy enter Lappyland. They find themselves there because Doug has to tell his class a story about being a hero. Not believing believing in himself is reason enough to dread this experience, but Doug has the added burden of having two classmates, Hank and Hanna, who pick on him whenever they can. "Magically, the playground jungle gym turns into a rocket ship and Doug and Chrissy enter enter the once laughing and happy happy world of Lappyland. There, they meet the Helpful Hootzies and their leader, the Professor, who explains that Lappyland also has a Hank and Hanna, but in Lappyland, they're called called the Hateful Hootzies. "In order to be a real hero, Doug reluctantly agrees to lead the Hootzies through the deep waters and the Fiddle-Faddle Forest to where the Queen of the Hootzies, Ms. Magilady, is being held prisoner by the Hateful Hootzies, who have stolen stolen her magic bell." Original music for "Hoot- zies" is by Stephen Brown, professor professor of music at SIU-E. The cast includes SIU-E stu- dents and area children. Dennis Dennis Centorli is Doug, Jeanne Marie Carr plays Chrissy, Stan Reed and Mary Kay Dashke are Hank and Hanna, and Davis is the Professor. Also -in the cast are Sara Moran as Ms. Magilady and Shawna Flanigan as Little Hoot. The Hootzie Trio is Laura Gruber, Bruce French and Lisa Brown. Other Hootzies Buffy Cornwell, Becky Dedert, Danny Jones, Ann Schwartz and Mary Ann Willey. The show will be presented at 10:30 a.m. March 30 April 2, with a family night performance at 7 p.m. April 1, and a matinee atr 2 p.m. April 2. Families may have dinner at the University Club in the University Center before the family night performance (serving (serving from 4-7 p.m.) and walk over to the theater afterward. For dinner and theater reservations, reservations, call 692-2320. Admission is $2 for adults, $1.50 for senior citizens and groups of 20 or more, $1 for high school students and 50 cents for children under 12. Admission for SIU-E students is free.