FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab
Slippery Rock University opens entertainment excursions to public
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Residents of western Pennsylvania will have the opportunities to enjoy three major Pittsburgh arts performances at discounted rates thanks to Slippery Rock University and its alumni association, which organized the entertainment excursions.
The opening program, "Always� Patsy Cline" is based on the life of country singer Patsy Cline and includes an extraordinary, behind-the-scenes look at the music legend's life. The show, which features more than 20 of Cline's greatest hits, is being presented by the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera at 2 p.m. Oct. 21 in Pittsburgh's Cabaret at Theater Square. Bus transportation and lunch at the Cabaret are included in the $52 per person ticket price. There is a six-ticket limit. Busses leave SRU's Russell Wright Alumni House at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon and a campus return at 5:15 p.m.
The second event is "Love is Here to Stay: The Romantic Songs of George Gershwin" presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops. Marvin Hamlisch will conduct the concert featuring Doug LaBrecque, vocalist, and the All-Star College Chorus, including Slippery Rock University students, directed by Robert Page. The performance is at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in Heinz Hall.
Hamlisch's show pays tribute to the genius of George and Ira Gershwin's timeless love songs, including "Love is Here to Stay," "Embraceable You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." A special reception for SRU friends and alumni will follow in the Mozart Room. Tickets are $50 for Family Circle seating and the reception. Transportation is available for an additional fee. SRU students are being offered a reduced ticket price of $23 or $29, depending on seat location, for the concert, reception and transportation.
The third performance is "The Wedding Singer," a new romantic comedy based on the hit movie of the same name, at 1 p.m. April 14 in Pittsburgh's Benedum Center. The play introduced a new score paying homage to pop songs of the 1980s. Tickets are $51 for First Tier seating. There is a six-ticket limit.
A $140 package price for all three performances is also being offered.
Phone orders using a credit card are being accepted at 724.738.2018 or tickets may be ordered on the Web at: www.rockalumnicafe.com. Refunds will not be issued unless a performance is canceled.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.
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