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Live, Glow in the Dark Musical Bringing Sea Adventure to Hatfield Hall
October 5, 2011
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hatfield Hall Theater will
be transformed into a giant fish tank on Sunday afternoon, October
9, for the magical, musical and dazzling undersea adventure show
Family Discovery Series Show
Sunday, October 9 - 2:30
Hatfield Hall Theater
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, IN
Tickets: $12 for adults and $5
for youths. Tickets can be reserved and
purchased by calling (812) 877-8544 or
visiting the Hatfield Hall ticket office
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
The family-friendly show features Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel --
three best friends who just happen to be fish -- as they set out on
a remarkable journey of discovery through the creative genius of
Tony Award-nominee John Tartaglia. He was the mastermind
behind the acclaimed musical Avenue Q, was a Broadway performer in
Shrek: the Musical and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, and was
creator/star of The Playhouse Disney series Johnny and the
ImaginOcean was a hit on the Broadway stage and now is making
its first American tour. Rose-Hulman is bringing the show to
the Wabash Valley as part of the college's Family Discovery
"This is a spectacular show that will be a delight to all the
senses. It will be a wonderful theatrical experience that has
something for everyone," said Bunny Nash, coordinator of
Rose-Hulman's Performing Arts Series.
ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last
wave goodbye. It all starts with a treasure
map. As the three fish swim off in search of clues, they
sing, dance and make new friends -- including everyone in the
audience. Ultimately, they discover the greatest treasure of
all -- friendship. The show is jam-packed with original
music, ranging from swing to R&B to big band, while bubbles,
water spray and fog encourage the audience's participation.
Four creative artists bring the sea to life in a special effects
show under the cover of black light.
Tank is the oldest, biggest and the engine of the inquisitive
fish trio. What he may lack in eloquence, he makes up for in
strength and a huge heart. No adventure is too big for
him. Dorsel and Bubbles let Tank often take the lead, and
they know that though he may be gruff and buff, Tank is a big
softie at heart.
Dorsel, the youngest of the fish friends, looks up to Bubbles as
a big sister and admires Tank for his strength. Dorsel is
scared of germs, worms, jellyfish and, well, everything. He
likes sanitizer and all things safe and clean. Though all of
his friends go off on quite an adventure, it's Dorsel who has the
biggest journey of all, and ends up being the bravest in
befriending Leonard the Octopus.
Bubbles is a fish with a big heart and huge imagination who
dreams of ponies, clouds and magic. When it looks like all
hope is lost in retrieving the blue medal on the journey for the
treasure, it's Bubbles and her vivid imagination that saves the
day. She's the charm and beauty of the fish trio.
Ripple the Seahorse is the captain of kelp and seaweed special
units, and is the protector of Seaweed Scuttle, a stop along the
journey through the sea. He takes his job very seriously, and
while being small, he's powerful, and until our three friends can
prove they have "wonderful and amazing" imaginations, he's not
giving up the blue medal that the fish friends need to find the
Finally, Leonard the Octopus is the most lovable character in
the show. He's goofy and kind-hearted and excited to make his
very first friend in Dorsel when they both end up lost. He's
got a very special job to do and ends up being a vital part of
finding the treasure.
Learn more about this special show at
imaginoceanthemusical.com. Information about Rose-Hulman's
Performing Arts Series can be found at www.hatfieldhall.com.