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Falcons Make Final Arrangements in Preparation for the World Premiere of “Prometheus”

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  • La Salle’s performance of Prometheus, composed by Michael Allen Harrison and written by David Bates, is the world premiere for the musical. The performance’s opening night is on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

  • Prometheus follows the myth of the musical’s namesake as he shapes humans from clay, steals fire from the gods, and is consequently punished for his crime.

  • Prometheus standing in front of the humans, defending them.

  • Prometheus sculpting the first humans from clay.

  • The humans celebrating being gifted fire.

  • Hermes giving a speech to Prometheus.

  • Prometheus arguing with Hermes.

  • Prometheus with the humans, who are holding torches.

  • Prometheus sculpting the first humans from clay.

  • Prometheus gifting humans fire.

  • Prometheus talking to the humans.

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What happens when Greek mythology, musical theater, and the La Salle Falcons join together? 

It’s “Prometheus” — an original musical composed by Michael Allen Harrison, a writer and composer based in Portland. The script and lyrics were written by David Bates. 

The La Salle Theater Department has the opportunity to host the world premiere of the fully completed “Prometheus” as the first troupe to run a full script production of the play. Currently in the middle of dress week, they’re on the final stretch in preparation for opening night.

Collin Olson, La Salle class of 2019, has been recording the process and is piecing together a documentary on the production of “Prometheus.” This morning, Olson released a teaser for the upcoming documentary.

The grand-scale production details the journey of the titan Prometheus (senior Angelina Lopez), an immortal being who steals sacred fire from the gods, placing it in the hands of her race of men. Hermes (junior Bailey Fronk) views the humans as a threat to her ambition for the throne, and manipulates Zeus (senior Nate Broudy) and the rest of the gods to have her and the humans killed as a consequence.

In addition to Lopez and Broudy, the main cast includes senior Isabella Sulloway-Ferreras playing Hope. The full cast list will be on the handouts provided during the shows.

“Prometheus” will be performed with a live pit orchestra, featuring professional musicians. The music, which includes numbers such as “Song of Hope,” “Woulda Shoulda Coulda,” and “Dazzling Queen of Misfortune” are a foundation of the play. 

“People should come watch the show because this is a really, really beautiful show,” said Mr. Michael Shelton, theater teacher and director of the show. “This is just one of those types of stories where we get an opportunity to see people living out their dreams and their hopes for a better world.”

Opening night will be this Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m., in the La Salle Theater. Other performance dates include this Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m., this Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m., then Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at 7 p.m., and a final showing on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. 

Tickets can be bought online at $16.00 for adults, $14.00 for senior citizens, and $14.00 for students. Additionally, CandyGrams can be purchased online for $3.50 each to support a cast or crew member.

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