With Brittany Armstrong taking charge of the publicity for the Minot State University's Summer Theatre, some interesting things can be expected.
Armstrong is pursuing a double major in theater and marketing, and the combination makes for an interesting senior project.
"During the first show, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' we have a wedding anniversary contest," she said. "It concerns a 1927 musical, so we're giving away a 1920s-inspired gift basket to one lucky couple during every performance.
"Besides a dinner for two in each, we have different businesses providing spa treatments and the like," she said. "You just have to mention your anniversary month when you call and make your reservations and you'll be entered into the contest."
Armstrong has similar ideas for individuals during the final show, "My Fair Lady," where they'll give away a bouquet during each performance to people calling to make reservations.
"Eliza was a flower seller, remember?" Armstrong said. "But they won't all be flowers."
Besides acting in several of the shows, Armstrong has ideas for expanding the marketing throughout the summer season,
Following "The Drowsy Chaperone" which is directed by Aili Smith and runs from June 14-19 is the marvelous Gilbert and Sullivan "Pirates of Penzance," which is directed by Chad Gifford and runs from June 25-29.
The non-musical offering, directed by Paula Lindekugel-Willis, is "Don't Dress for Dinner," from July 7-11. The season closes with "My Fair Lady" from July 18-23, directed by Conrad Davidson.
All shows begin at 8:30 p.m. and reservations for any or all can be made by calling 858-3228.
As in previous years, Northern Tier Federal Credit Union co-sponsors military appreciation with MSU Summer Theatre. All active military personnel and spouses and children will get $2 off adult prices, $1.50 off student prices, and $1 off children 12 and younger.
Those reservations, available after May 31, are for specific dates "The Drowsy Chaperone" on June 18, "The Pirates of Penzance" on June 25, "Don't Dress for Dinner" on July 9 and "My Fair Lady" on July 23.
Regular prices are $8 for adults; $7 for students and seniors; $5 ages 12 and younger and $3 for MSU faculty, staff and summer students with ID.
The inclement weather policy remains the same, with rain checks offered only in the event of a cancellation any time before the show has run an hour and a half.