August 7, 2009
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab
'100 Years of Broadway' coming to SRU; tickets go on sale Thursday
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Individual tickets to Slippery Rock University's Performing Arts Series production of "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" go on sale Thursday. The Sept. 11 performance opens the season's four-event schedule.
All shows are at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium on the SRU campus.
The opening show spotlights some of the greatest characters in Broadway musical history in one evening assembled by Neil Berg. Songs from "Chicago," "Grease," "Cabaret," "Jersey Boys," "Man of La Mancha," "Guys and Dolls," "Carousel," "Les Miserables," "Cats," "Phantom of the Opera," "Mama Mia" and others will be featured. The cast includes Broadway stars from a variety of top shows accompanied by a New York band.
Berg is the composer/lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical "The Prince and the Pauper," which ran for two years at the Lamb's Theater in New York City. The New York Times described it as "...soaring on the wings of theatrical fun." Berg is writing the music for the Broadway-bound musical "Grumpy Old Men," based on the hit film. Two of Berg's new musicals have been selected for the New York Musical Theater Festival: "The Man Who Would Be King," a musical realization of Rudyard Kipling's novella, and "Tim and Scrooge," the sequel to "A Christmas Carol."
Individual tickets to the Broadway songfest are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and youth (age 62 and older or 17 and under) and $8 for SRU students. Tickets may be ordered by calling: 724.738.2018.
Tickets for the entire series, including former "American Idol Stars," from the popular television show, will offer holiday selections Dec. 12; The River North Chicago Dance Company performs Feb. 5 and Barrage Animado, a high-octane fiddle-fest, set for March 20, are also available. Individual tickets for these three events go on sale Sept. 30. Series subscribers have first priority for non-series events.
The series is also promoting two optional Pittsburgh events and an on-campus murder mystery dinner as part of the 2009-10 season. Ticket and bus transportation packages to the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's production of "The Sleeping Beauty" Oct. 18 ($64) and to the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops "Cirque de la Symphonie with Jack Everly" ($94) April 23 are available.
"Dial 'M' for Mother," a murder-mystery dinner theatre is planned for noon Oct. 4 in the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center at SRU.
There is a $3 per order handing fee on all orders. Patrons may also support the performing arts series by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Rock Star Society.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Performance photos are available at: http://www.sru.edu/pages/15696.asp
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