By Kimberly Garcia
Blog Content Contributor
On Friday Feb. 17, Texas State’s College of Fine Arts and Communication hosted almost 350 students of all ages from around the area to see The World According to Snoopy. The exciting songs and “light boxes” used throughout the play kept the audience engaged and undoubtedly created lasting memories for those in attendance.
The Texas State Performing Arts Center is one of top musical colleges in the nation, it It was a no-brainer that Texas State would be the place in which The World According to Snoopy had its world premiere. Furthermore, Texas State’s Katlin Hopkins was able to revise and reimagine the original play. She has had many recognitions in the theater world including several nominations and an award from the Austin Critics’ Table Awards.
With nationally recognized theater departments and creators that the helm of the operation, there was a lot of excitement for these students to see this production, especially because most of the kids that went to see the play had never been able to attend a production in their life. Being able to see The World According to Snoopy also allowed them to learn and experience theater and the arts, for most, for the first time. Most students are not able to see the productions that Texas State puts on because it is difficult for their families to get to campus and they may not always be able to afford tickets.
The kids were able to see the production because of the generosity of the College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Theater Department at Texas State. The students were able to gain a new memory and exposure to what theater is and what it has to offer. I hope in the future other Texas State departments can also teach the local youth about different opportunities and events that are available on campus.
Featured image by Kimberly Garcia.