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Contact:
Eric Sloss
412-268-5765

For immediate release:
March 10, 2004

Robert Page and Daughter, Carolann Page, Collaborate to Direct "Merrily We Roll Along" at Carnegie Mellon

PITTSBURGH—In a family collaboration, Robert Page and his daughter, Carolann Page, will share the directors' title in the musical "Merrily We Roll Along" at Carnegie Mellon University's Kresge Recital Hall at 8 p.m. March 25-27 and at 2:30 p.m. March 28. Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Carnegie Mellon School of Music ticket office at 412-268-2383.

"Merrily We Roll Along" tells the story of Franklin Shepard, a composer who becomes seduced by success and instant fame and eventually loses all of the people in his life. It is the story of friendship as well as the frustration of youthful ideals. The structure of the musical moves backward in time, spanning the years 1976-1957.

Although Robert and Carolann Page have worked together before, they have never shared the director and music director relationship. The two shared a performance in 2000 when Carolann was the soprano soloist in Britten's "War Requiem" with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Mendelssohn Choir under her father's direction.

"I'm thrilled. I've always loved working with my dad. We've performed together many times, but never had the opportunity to collaborate in this way," Carolann Page said.

The School of Music is one of five schools in Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts. The College of Fine Arts is a community of nationally and internationally recognized artists and professionals organized into: Architecture, Art, Design, Drama and Music, and their associated centers and programs. For more information on this production, biography requests or information regarding the College of Fine Arts contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or by email ecs@andrew.cmu.edu.

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