SRU Performing Arts Series concludes with “American Royalty”


The last performing arts event is March 29

March 15, 2019

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's 2018-19 Performing Arts Series will conclude with the national premiere of Neil Berg's "American Royalty: Queens of Sex, Soul and Song" at 7:30 p.m., March 29 in the University Union.

The show features an amazingly talented all-female cast of three Broadway, rock 'n' roll, jazz and pop artists as they perform the hit songs and tell the stories behind the music that has transformed American culture and character.

The extraordinary singers - Rita Harvey, Jeannette Bayardelle and Brook Wood - take audiences on a musical journey that includes Bessie Smith, Appalachian and bayou music, as well as tributes to Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand and many other musical icons.

Harvey made her Broadway debut performing the role of Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" before taking on the role of Hodel in the Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" starring Alfred Molina, Harvey Fierstein and Rosie O'Donnell.

Bayardelle starred in the Broadway revival production of "Hair" as Dionne and in a Broadway production of "The Color Purple" as Celie. She also originated the role of Celie on the first national tour of "The Color Purple" for which she received an NAACP award for best lead actress in a musical.

Wood is a New York City-based singer most recently seen in Berg's "Broadway to Barbados."

General admission tickets for the performance are $22 for adults; $20 for seniors (62 and older); $18 for youth (17 and younger); and $8 for SRU students.

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