April 23, 2010
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SRU Performing Arts Series announces 2010-11 season
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Combine Chinese Golden Dragons, Alvin Ailey dancers, Charles Dickens' Scrooge, Ireland and Broadway and the result is Slippery Rock University's 2010-11 Performing Arts Series.
The series runs Sept. 10 through March 18 in Miller Auditorium. All shows are at 7:30 p.m.
"This is the sixth year we have been able to offer a performing arts series to our students, faculty, staff and regional community, and we think it will bring a new level of entertainment for everyone," said Deborah Baker, director of special events and series organizer.
"We think a number of our programs will sell out, so we are urging those interested in the shows to order their season tickets early," she said.
Season and individual show tickets are on sale now, however season ticketholders will receive priority for seat requests.
The Golden Dragon Acrobats kick off the series are Sept. 10. The troupe's artistry, costumes, skill and beauty will provide a visual feast for the entire family, Baker said.
"Ailey II," an exceptional dance company that merges the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most outstanding emerging choreographers, will perform Oct. 29.
The Christmas season will open Dec. 2 with "Scrooge in Concert" presented by a cast of 30 singers, dancers and musicians in lush Victorian costumes with original music.
"From Galway to Broadway" will be presented March 18 when Dublin-born tenor Ciar�n Sheehan, star of "Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and multiple PBS Irish specials, and Gay Willis, star of "Showboat" and "Phantom of the Opera" present music from Ireland and Broadway. The show will also feature the SRU Concert Choir and Irish harpist Eily O'Grady Patterson who has performed with the Boston Pops, on the BBC, London and Irish television.
The four-event subscription ticket price is $74 for adults; $66 for those age 62 and older, or 17 and younger, and $28 for SRU students. Season and individual tickets may be ordered by calling 724.738.2018.
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