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Jay Lokey starring as the ringmaster in "Barnum"

Fall Musical "Barnum" Invites Audience to "Come Follow the Band" at LCU

The band marches down the aisle of the Moody, proudly playing the tunes of "Barnum," as a chorus of clowns dance out the narrative of Lubbock Christian University Theatre Department's fall musical.

"Barnum," a musical about the life of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, will play at LCU this weekend, Oct. 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. each night in the McDonald Moody Auditorium.

At LCU, "Barnum" is directed by Laurie Doyle aided by Don "Doc" Williams, starring students such as Clayton Hendrikson (P.T. Barnum), Abby Langford (Charity Barnum), Jay Lokey (Ringmaster), Hannah Flournoy (Jenny Lind), Braden Jones (General Tom Thumb), Ryan Counts (Amos Scudder), and Kelsey Johnson (Joice Heith) along with an assortment of entertaining clowns. 

P.T. Barnum combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colorful, dynamic spectacle with heart. Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s rousing score includes “There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute,” “Join the Circus,” “The Colors of My Life,” and “Come Follow The Band.”

Barnum played for 854 performances on Broadway at the St. James Theatre starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close, winning 3 Tony Awards for Actor, Scenic Design and Costume Design, The Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor (Jim Dale), and The Theatre World Award (Marianne Tatum as Jenny Lind).

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