Attend Musical Theatre Incubator Program’s premier production of ‘The Fox Sisters’

Wichita State’s School of Performing Arts musical theatre program will debut “The Fox Sisters” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at the Welsbacher Theatre. The production includes music by Anthony De Angelis, lyrics by Christyn Budzyna and a book by Jessica Penzias. New WSU musical theatre faculty member Richard Biever will direct, and Garrett Welch will serve as music director and pianist.  

“The Fox Sisters” tells the story of Katie and Maggie Fox, who convince the world they can speak to the dead and accidentally found a new religion. Based on a true story from the 1800s, this new musical has a haunting, ethereal score and will leave the audience wondering — if you believe something, can you make it real? 

This production is made possible by the generous support of the Jo Zakas Legacy Foundation to fund the Musical Theatre Incubator Program, which was created to fund a staged reading of one new musical each year. The program includes bringing the authors to Wichita to collaborate with students. 

This event is free to Wichita State students who present their WSU ID.