Original Musical By Altoona Native And Penn State Football Star Mike Reid Debuts In State College

Jun 11, 2019

The original musical "The Last Day" runs June 12-22 at Penn State's Downtown Theatre in State College.
Credit Penn State School of Theatre

An original musical opens Wednesday night at Penn State’s Downtown Theatre in State College.

"The Last Day" is the story of a college musical theatre student tormented by a secret he has never shared, until he’s dropped from the program and turns to his fellow students for help. 

Penn State’s musical theatre department commissioned Altoona native and Penn State football star Mike Reid and Sarah Schlesinger to write the play.  

WPSU sat down with Grammy-award winning composer Reid to hear how this came about and what he would like audiences to take away.  

He started by talking about when he first met the students who would bring his music to life.