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Oxford Center School Stages "Once Upon a Leprechaun"

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OXFORD, CT - Get whisked away by the music and spirit of the Emerald Isle, as Oxford Center School presents Bill Francouer’s, “Once Upon a Leprechaun,” April 4th–6th, 2013.   


An original musical based on Irish Folk tales, this theatrical offering conveys the story of a tongue-tied shepherd, Fin O’Grady who must learn to tell a good story in order to win the heart and hand of his dear Pegeen.   Clever leprechauns, Blather, Blarney, and Balderdash teach him how to spin a good tale by offering sample stories of their own.  Through it all, the shy Fin discovers that a story is a treasure that increases the more you share it! 


This uplifting, comic musical glitters like a gem with its winsome Celtic melodies, clever dialogue, and slapstick humor that will inspire many a chuckle in the wee as well as the old!  Shows will be offered to the general public on Thursday and Friday, April 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m., with a Saturday matinee on April 6th at 2:00 p.m.   


"Once Upon a Leprechaun" is a true school and town-wide effort with a talented cast of over 100 OCS students under the direction of school principal, Heath Hendershot, with music direction by Mary Ann Sporcic, choreography by Courtney DeMatteo, set design by Pam Aldrich and Christine Lutjen, and costume design, lighting, sound, and other assistance provided by dozens of dedicated community volunteers.


Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.  To purchase yours, contact Lisa Suttile by e-mail at lisasuttile@att.net.


(Artwork by Pam Aldrich)

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