2005-06 broadway and more series
Evening with Betty Buckley
Friday, September 16
Betty Buckley won a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS. She received her second Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a musical for her performance as Hesione in TRIUMPH OF LOVE, and an Olivier Award nomination for her interpretation of Norma Desmond in the London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SUNSET BOULEVARD, which she repeated to more rave reviews on Broadway.
Her other Broadway credits include 1776, PIPPIN, SONG AND DANCE, THE
MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and CARRIE. Off-Broadway credits include Lincoln
Center’s ELEGIES, the original NYSF production of EDWIN DROOD, THE
EROS TRILOGY and JUNO SWANS. Regional credits include GYPSY, THREEPENNY
OPERA, CAMINO REAL and BUFFALO GAL. She starred in the London production
of PROMISES, PROMISES.
Her film appearances include her debut in Brian de Palma’s screen version of Stephen King’s CARRIE, Bruce Beresford’s TENDER MERCIES, Roman Polanski’s FRANTIC, Woody Allen’s ANOTHER WOMAN and Lawrence Kasden’s WYATT EARP.
Most recently, Buckley co-starred in the film VINEGAR HILL for CBS to air in 2005. She has also starred in the HBO series OZ and appeared in the FOX series THE JURY, MONK for the USA network, and as Abby Bradford in the hit series EIGHT IS ENOUGH.
Buckley has completed 10 CD’s, among them the Grammy Nominated
STARS AND THE MOON, BETTY BUCKLEY LIVE AT THE DONMAR and most recently
For over thirty years Ms. Buckley has been a teacher of scene study and song interpretation, giving workshops in Manhattan and various universities and performing arts conservatories. She is currently a faculty member in the theatre department of the University of Texas at Arlington and at the Terry Schreiber Acting School in New York City.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thursday, October 6
Winner of six 2002 Tony awards including Best Musical takes audiences back to the Roaring Twenties in New York City. Based on the 1967 Oscar-winning movie of the same name, it is the story of a Midwestern girl who arrives in New York City determined to search for a new life including a "modern marriage." This singing, dancing, romancing musical comedy is the cat's meow!
Thursday, December 1
The holiday classic performed by the Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet Theatre of Russia and the Willis Ballet of Texas, featuring the Tchaikovsky score.
Hill Winter Solstice
Thursday, January 19
An elegant evening of musical excitement performed by some
of the music industry’s most peerless performers. Windham Hill is
known around the world for their unparalleled musical mastery. Featuring
pianist Philip Aaberg, violinist Tracy Silverman and instrumental/vocalist
Barbara Higbie, the Winter Solstice Concert promises to be the sleeper
hit of the season.
Monday, February 13
This zany musical follows the mad-cap adventures of chorus girl Lorelei Lee, a role made famous on Broadway by Carol Channing in 1949 and on screen by Marilyn Monroe in 1953. Set in the roaring '20's, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tells the story of a fun-loving and hedonistic gold-digger Lorelei Lee and her sail aboard the Ile de France to Paris with her chum Dorothy Shaw.
The score is packed with lively, chipper melodies neatly evoking the
fancy-free age of the late twenties. Tuneful melodies like "A Little
Girl From Little Rock", "I Love What I'm Doing", "Just
A Kiss Apart", "Bye Bye Baby", "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes",
"I'm A Tingle, I'm Aglow" and, of course, "Diamonds Are
A Girl's Best Friend" are just a few of the gems from the collaboration
of Jule Styne (Gypsy, Funny Girl, Sugar) and lyricist Leo Robin (Lorelei).
Trip to Bountiful
Thursday, March 16
The Trip to Bountiful tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who flees the stifling confinement of the city apartment she shares with her son and daughter-in-law to revisit her hometown in the low farmland of the Texas coast. There she discovers, amid the ruin and decay of time's passage, the satisfaction of a life well-lived and a renewed connection to her past. The play deals with two topics close to the heart: How to cope with parents as they age, and the existential tug we all have in our hearts for "home."
Friday, April 7
The international sensation - TAP DOGS - is back and ready to leave dents on stages all across North America. Created by Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry, with a construction site set by designer/director Nigel Triffitt, and a driving score by composer Andrew Wilkie, TAP DOGS is a rough, tough, rocking theatrical entertainment. Winner of 11 International Awards, TAP DOGS premiered at the Sydney Theatre Festival, moved on to London and New York, and has been a howling success all across North America, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia.
*$15 seats for each show may be limited visibility (obstructed view), depending on the set up of the stage for each individual show and this is not determined until the stage is set day of show. These seats are in sections 1, 5, 6 & 14.
Updated: Wednesday, May 17, 2006
© The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372-1510 • 800.949.UNCP (8627) • 910.521.6000