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20th Anniversary Musical Presented by The Conservatory – OKLAHOMA!June 19-22, 2014‏

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, The Colorado Springs Conservatory presents Rogers & Hammerstein’s iconic musical Oklahoma!featuring Conservatory Executive Director Linda Weise, KCME General Manager George Preston, community leaders and over 30 Conservatory mentors, alumni and students. Performances are scheduled for Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22 at Armstrong Hall on the Colorado College campus. Tickets are on sale now atcsconservatory.org; $20 for adults and $10 for students and children 12 and under.

Conservatory alumni Tripp Fountain and brother Drew Fountain return to direct and choreograph the production. Tripp’s credits include the Broadway revival of Hair and it’s first national tour, and the national tours of  Cats and Evita. Drew dances with the spellbinding River North Dance Chicago and toured internationally with MOMIX (NYC).

“Coming home to direct The Conservatory’s 20th Anniversary musical production is huge – a huge honor, huge opportunity, huge challenge, and a huge pleasure. It’s where I got my start, and it’s a chance for me to give back to the school and the community; not everyone gets that opportunity and I’m so grateful,” comments Tripp.

Since 1994, The Colorado Springs Conservatory has been honored to bring cultural experiences to the community ranging from Sundays with Larry presented by the late, beloved music director emeritus of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Lawrence Leighton Smith, to master classes with luminaries such as Dorian Holley (American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). Grateful acknowledgement to our 16th Note Society members who generously support all of our performances.

The primary mission of The Conservatory is to provide world-class performing arts instruction and performance opportunities to young people ages 3 through 19. Over our 20-year history, we have graduated thousands of students who have gone on to excel in institutions of higher learning and careers in all fields of endeavor. 99% of our CORE afterschool students attend college, universities and conservatories of their choice; most with significant scholarships.

Our unique Partner program with school districts offers arts enrichment to students who would otherwise go without. The experience also develops pivotal life skills such self-esteem, time management and collaboration.

In October 2011, The Conservatory found its permanent home at 415 South Sahwatch in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, fulfilling its vision to be located in 80903. The 18,000 square-foot building provides dedicated work spaces for instrumental and vocal music, theater and dance/movement.

“We are proud to be a cultural centerpiece contributing to the economic vitality of the community,” comments Conservatory Founding Executive Director Linda Weise.

“We currently have six alumni on staff who have returned to live and work in the Springs and our hope is to help attract and retain young professionals,” she concludes.

We’d like to share more with you about our interesting history and transformational plans for the future including our new Recording Arts program, Project V and Amateur Pianists International. Please call us at 719-577-4556, visit csconservatory.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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