William Woods University Students Theatrical Performance of “Cheaper by The Dozen” Open to the Public on April 21-23

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Tickets available beginning April 4

Fulton community members of all ages are invited to watch William Woods University’s student production, “Cheaper By the Dozen” on April 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and April 23 at 2 p.m.

Set in present day, the story is told through the eyes of Anne, a beautiful and popular high school girl who is also one of 12 children in a large, rather unorthodox family. Her father, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency, finds a way to apply his corporate organization skills to his household, and may take it just a little too far.

From charts used to track household chores to appointing one of his kids as utilities officer, collecting levy fines from wasters of electricity, the kids are starting to become frustrated with their father’s bizarre tactics — no one more than Anne, whose social life is now being affected.

But what she doesn’t know is that there is a reason behind her father’s madness and a secret he is keeping from them all — he is battling a heart condition.

Through frustration and rebellion, hilarious and outlandish scenes, and countless heart-felt lessons learned, this comedy brings to the surface the value of family and what it means to see life through new eyes.

Written by Christopher Sergel and directed by William Woods University award-winning Artistic Director and Professor of Theatre, Joe Potter, the production will be held at Cutlip Auditorium.

“Cheaper by the Dozen wraps our season up with a wonderful story about family, love, values and the importance of understanding, order and discipline in our lives,” says Potter.

Tickets will be available at the box office starting April 4 or online. For more information on ticket price or show details, visit http://www.williamwoods.edu/events/2016/04/cheaper-by-the-dozen.html.

About William Woods Theatre Programs

William Woods University offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Science with concentrations in musical theatre, technical and performance. Students enrolled in this program have access to the University’s wide range of facilities, from performing in Cutlip Auditorium, a 1,200-seat proscenium style theatre, our state-of-the-art dance and radio/television studios and a full-stocked costume construction lab and excellent costume selection. Student performances draw in crowds from the surrounding areas of Fulton, Columbia, Jefferson City, St. Louis and all across the state of Missouri.

About William Woods University

William Woods University is an independent university with main campus facilities in Fulton, Missouri. It has been operating continuously since the late 1800s, taking its current form as a coeducational university with undergraduate and graduate programs in 1993. Today, William Woods draws approximately 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 states and approximately 20 foreign countries. William Woods has been ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News and World Report, and has been recognized for the quality and affordability of its online degree programs. With a full liberal arts curriculum, William Woods also offers a strong professional tradition, with nationally-ranked programs in Equestrian Studies and American Sign Language. William Woods University remains committed to serving the public good by helping students link intellectual development with the responsibilities of citizenship and professional life.

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