“Come Back to the Future”
It’s hard to explain the magic of Homecoming at Graceland. For many of us living in the area and working on campus it always gives us great joy to see the many faces of alumni and friends who are back in Lamoni for the first time in years.
People are always so surprised and taken back by the renewed and improved beauty of the campus. Alumni are especially moved by taking a wonderful stroll down memory lane.
Why don’t you take it all in by accepting our invitation to “Come back to the future,” which is this year’s Homecoming theme, the weekend of October 5-7, 2018.
While this year’s hour by hour schedule is still a work in progress and should be published very soon, we can share with you that the always popular Homecoming play will be Ghost the Musical featuring one of Graceland’s brightest young and upcoming stars, Haley Johnson, the 2018 National Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.
Ghost the Musical, adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Bruce Joel Rubin and music/lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Longtime couple Sam and Molly (played by Ashly Elliott and Daryn Nowlin) are happily in love and living together in Brooklyn.
Walking back to their apartment one night, they are mugged at gunpoint leaving Sam murdered on a dark street. Sam is trapped between this world and the next as a ghost and unable to leave Molly, who he quickly learns is in grave danger. With the help of a storefront psychic named Oda Mae Brown (played by Haley Johnson), Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hope of protecting her. Featuring such popular songs as “With You” and the Righteous Brothers’ classic “Unchained Melody,” this powerful love story is sure to become a fan favorite!
The Homecoming play is just the tip of the iceberg with so much more to do over a jam packed weekend. Please dip your toe into all of the related internet links on this landing page to make your “Come back to the Future” experience a happening thing!
Reserve a place to stay by visiting www.graceland.edu/arealodging, and reach out to three of your Graceland friends to invite them to join you.
www.graceland.edu/homecoming - Check back often for updates and more information.