Dr. Marian Monta, theatre arts director at The University of Texas-Pan American, announced recently the upcoming musical "Into the Woods" will be her last major directing assignment.
The Stephen Sondheim musical is Feb. 21-25 at the University Theatre. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday.
Monta, who has directed more than 150 productions, will continue to produce plays and teach. She also plans to spend more time grant writing.
"It's a ton of work, but if the audience truly enjoys the musical, then I'll be satisfied," Monta said.
"Other jobs may pay a lot more or have more prestige, but this has been satisfying. I'm glad I stayed in this line of work all these years, but there comes a time to exit the scene. With all the wonderful directors we have trained here, plus music and theatre faculty who can do the job, the theatre will still be in good hands."
For more information or tickets, contact the box office at 956/381-3581 or Monta at 381-3586 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.