Tickets on sale now for NCTC's new musical drama

Elizabeth F. Dieter | Sep 1, 2016

The North Central Texas College Visual and Performing Arts department presents Tapestry, a musical drama based on the life of Martin Luther and the 16th Century Reformation. 

Tickets are on sale now for the August 5 and August 7 performances at 7 p.m. at the First State Bank Center for Performing Arts in Gainesville.

The drama will be directed by Sunny Yeatts and NCTC’s Shane Studdard, and produced by the Music and Theater Department of NCTC.

Tapestry was actually written by Gainesville resident Marilyn Thompson, a published arranger and composer. She has been working on this project for over 20 years.

"It is a challenging task to share the personal story of Martin Luther in a way that is engaging, visually appealing, and musically enjoyable, while at the same time instructive and inspiring,” said Thompson. “Not only did Martin Luther and the Reformation affect the theology and the church, but also culture, science, business, politics, language and education."

Robert McFarland, an accomplished dramatic international baritone, will play the lead of Martin Luther. McFarland was the winner of the National Metropolitan Opera Auditions in New York City in 1979. Since that time, McFarland has been showcased in nearly every major opera house in the world.

Tickets are $10 and are on sale now at the NCTC Box Office in Gainesville. You can call (940) 668-3355 to reserve tickets.