Tiger Khokunthod Presents New Musical | Judson University Christian College
Music Composition Major Tiger Khokunthod Presents New Musical

Tiger K(ELGIN, IL – November 14, 2019) Tiger Khokunthod of Elgin, Ill., will present his senior project of “finding home,” a new musical that he composed, at 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17, in the Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall (1151 N. State St., Elgin). This event is free and open to the public.

The Music Composition (Theatre) major wanted to write the music, script and lyrics used in this original musical about four people who struggle to find fulfillment in the present with family, love, and security as they move out of college. The production is directed by Adam Moxness, a 2017 Judson alumni who recently joined the staff as a Chapel Assistant to facilitate Judson’s weekly Chapel Speaker series.

“My aspiration of being a playwright and hoping to study Musical Theatre Writing at the graduate level has allowed me to grow as a songwriter, composer, and as a book writer,” said Khokunthod, who created his Individually Designed Major (IDM) himself with input from administrators in the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA). He credits projects such as this musical, which is his first time writing a full-length musical, as one of several practical applications he has experienced during his time at Judson.

During his freshman year, Khokunthod was a Music Business and Entrepreneurship major. Then he switched to Worship Arts before settling on Music Composition late last semester. He said he has always appreciated theatre, but only since he’s been at Judson has he realized his strong connection to it. Tiger has appeared in four musical productions with Judson, most notably playing Crutchie in last year’s Fall production of “Newsies.”

Around campus, Khokunthod is quite busy. He serves as the videographer with the Judson Student Organization; creative director for Judson Creative Society; a member and officer with the University Choir; a student ambassador with the Admissions team; a musician with the campus chapel ministry. For the last two years, he independently produced a wildly popular Murder Mystery Dinner Party that attracted numerous students as a Judson Student Organization activity.

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