Lisa Zecha, Kansas State University freshman in engineering, Larned, was cast as Lilly, the leading female role in the K-State/University of Kansas Independent Theater Organizationís presentation of the musical "Star."
This independent theater group was formed by Donald Lee, junior in psychology, Manhattan. In addition to forming the group, Lee wrote the musical, music and lyrics as well as directed and produced "Star."
The musical is based on young character Jimmy Star, played by Lee Stadler, junior in music, Topeka, who migrates from Oklahoma to Los Angeles, Calif., searching for fame and stardom. Star discovers his dream and consequently a life of lost love and drugs. Star ultimately gives up his dream for love of Lilly.
"Iíve always enjoyed acting and thought it would be a lot of fun to be involved in a big production with serious people," Zecha said.
In addition to her lead role as Lilly, Zecha also had the responsibility of choreographing five songs and parts of additional songs for the production. She also taught the choreography to chorus and cast members, a rather easy task for Zecha, who has a notable background in singing, dancing and acting.
Zecha will continue her career in the limelight when she appears in "SpringDance 2002," presented by the K-State dance program with performances choreographed by K-State faculty, students and guest artists in April.
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