The Ad Astra Theatre Ensemble will continue its sixth season with the theatrical rock concert, Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis. Musical Director Andrea Graham explains “The actors portray their stories through songs in a concert format.” “Featuring songs by famed musical theatre and rock composer Joe Iconis. Things to Ruin is a journey through the lives of some people who might just make some terrible decisions tonight. Too much whiskey, too much sex, and too much rock and roll.” Reads the synopsis given by Ad Astra on their Facebook page.
“My favorite part of this experience has been getting to learn the songs and seeing how the singers interpret them. They really bring the songs to life. We have had some challenges with scheduling but when we’re all together, man watch out. They are powerful as a group and each hold their own very well” said Graham. The production will include; Keegan Cole, Melissa Smith, Aaron Senne, Skye Reid, Blane Brungardt, Alisha Bolz, and Carmelle Hayes as well as the musical talents of; Jason Degenhardt, Jason Finson, Mark Pudwill and Sawyer Treinen. “This show is presented in a concert style. So there are no set changes and very little dialog. The actors portray everything with their voices and emotions,“ said Graham.
“Things to Ruin is an edgy show filled with talented artist. The show does contain adult language and content,” Graham adds. This production opens on April 9 and runs through the 11. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or online. Tickets may also be reserved over the phone by calling, 785-409-3207. For more information visit www.adastratheatre.com.