Black Hills State University continues its Summer Stage season with Through the Looking Glass which will run two weeks beginning July 12. BHSU’s production of Through the Looking Glass is the first mid-western performance of the musical and only the seventh production worldwide.
 The cast of the 2012 Summer Stage season includes:  back row (l-r) Joel Williams, music education major and theatre minor from Riverton, Wyo.; Jacob J. Roman III, BHSU graduate from Sturgis; Theodore Schmidt, BHSU graduate from Hot Springs; Maxwell Downs, speech communication major from Rapid City; and Tyler Millslagle from Rapid City;  front row (l-r) Rebecca Myers,  BHSU graduate from Rapid City; Jessica Juhrend, BHSU graduate from Spearfish; Danielle Doty from Rapid City;  Alexa Syverson, communication art major from Rapid City; Hannah Kloiber, business administration major from Parker, Colo.;  and Ann Thompson, BHSU graduate from Spearfish.
Summer Stage at Black Hills State University kicked off its sixth season last week and continues this week with the mid-western premiere of Through the Looking Glass, the musical by Chris Blackwood and Piers Chater Robinson.

Only the seventh production to be staged world-wide, BHSU’s Through the Looking Glass, will run for two weeks July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.  From the creator of last year’s sold out hit, Peter Pan the Musical, this new show by composer Piers Chater Robinson has been brilliantly adapted by Chris Blackwood from the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. Join Alice as she meets eccentric characters - the Red Queen, White Knight, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and many more - in the land through the looking glass. You will be entertained and moved by 12 glorious songs in this magical land.

The Senator Wore Pantyhose, a comedy by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore, will wrap up the Summer Stage season, July 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2:30 p.m. Seething with political and religious scandals, this comedy revolves around the failing presidential campaign of “Honest” Gabby Sandalson, a regular guy whose integrity has all but crippled his bid for the White House. His sleazy campaign manager trumps up an implausible scandal to garner votes, a scheme that gloriously backfires.

All performances will be in Pangburn Hall. A shuttle is available to transport theatre goers from the parking lot to the door. Reservations are recommended. To make reservations or to learn more visit www.BHSU.edu/Theatre, call 605.642.6171, or email Summer.Stage@BHSU.edu.