MCC Music Scene Selected for Festival

A scene from Mesa Community College’s production of The Producers was selected for inclusion in the Evening of Invited Scenes at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF)  in Los Angeles from Feb. 12 – 15.

The KCACTF's Region VIII Governing Board selected this scene as one of 10 to be highlighted on the main stage production, out of approximately 50 that were nominated. Jere Van Patten, the director of the production, has been recognized and commended for his outstanding work.

The Evening of Invited Scenes will kick off the festivities at this year's Regional Festival with a performance on Feb. 12.  More than 1,000 students, faculty, and guest artists from universities and colleges across Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Guam, and Hawaii will gather for this year’s 46th Festival.

The festival will include announcement of Irene Ryan Scholarship awards. Several MCC students are Irene Ryan nominees. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education. MCC nominees include Jess Thomas Foster, Jonathan Holdsworth and Patti Jones.

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Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014