2007-08 broadway and more series
The 2007-2008 Broadway and More Series includes Hairspray, A Viennese Christmas, EVITA, The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, The St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre - “Swan Lake” and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.
Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon takes you back to 1962 Baltimore, as 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a big girl with big dreams-and even bigger hair!-change the world…and still have time to win the boys he loves?
This mega-hit is piled bouffant high with laughter and romance – and enough deliriously tuneful songs to fill a nonstop platter party. Hairspray is the winner of eight 2003 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. As the New York Times says, “If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!”
“HAIRSPRAY is a great big fat gorgeous hit!” – New York Post
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A Viennese Christmas
The spirit of America’s first touring pops orchestra is captured in lovely and enchanting performances by the New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra, keeping the joyful music of Maestro Romberg as fresh and entertaining as the day it was composed. The program is rich with good, traditional Christmas music as well as songs from the brilliant era of Sigmund Romberg. This performance is a must see for the Christmas season!
Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to the stage the story of one woman’s love affair with her nation. One of the most popular collaborations between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this compelling and captivating mega-musical includes such hits as “Oh What a Circus”, “High Flying Adored”, and the ever popular, “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”. Charismatic, dynamic and often larger-than-life, Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to the center of power took her from humble beginnings to sainthood by championing the working classes. This tour of Evita incorporates the staging of Tony award-winning producer/director, Harold Prince.
The State Symphony Orchestra of Mexico
On August 27, 1971, under the initiative of Enrique Bátiz Campbell and the government of the State of Mexico, the Symphonic Orchestra (OSEM) of this state was founded, with the purpose of spreading music as an art as a means of creating union and identity among the citizens of the state. Located in the city of Toluca, and having as its home hall the Sala Felipe Villanueva, the Orchestra has been characterized since the start by its endeavor to carry its message to all the municipalities of the state, to all corners of the country. It was also the first institution of its kind to visit the 16 political divisions of the Federal District. As the third millennium begins, the Symphonic Orchestra of the State of Mexico and its Director, Enrique Batiz, enjoy well deserved fame as the most important musical group of the country, and the institution holds high the flag of quality, founded in love of its labor and the ceaseless search for excellence.
The St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre - “ Swan Lake”
Classical ballet at it’s finest featuring the immortal classic “ Swan Lake” with music by Tchaikovsky. The St. Petersburg State Ballet Theatre was founded as the first Theatre of Ballet in Russia under the management of the People's Artist of Russia, Professor Peter Gusev in 1966. The company constantly extends its sphere of activity. Its creativity has been accumulated over the years, and the mastery of the high traditions of Russian Ballet is being passed on to a younger generation of artists, both Russian and foreign. Yuri Petukhov has received first prize for best choreography and three first prizes as a balletmaster from international competitions throughout Russia and abroad.
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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
MONTANA REPERTORY THEATRE'S production of Tennessee William’s “CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. “ A true American classic, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics’ Award in 1955. Set in the bedroom suite room of a plantation home in the Mississippi Delta, this sizzling story of a Southern family in crisis uncovers the lives of Brick, the alcoholic son, who is tortured by the death of his best friend and guilt about their relationship; Maggie, his wife, who is tormented by her longing for the husband she can’t possess; and Big Daddy, the father, who is unaware that he is dying of cancer. It’s Big Daddy’s 65th birthday, and all of the relatives are in attendance, attempting to present themselves in the best possible light so as to receive the largest share of Big Daddy’s enormous wealth.
Sparks fly as the greed, hidden agendas and half-lies are exposed, but there is humor as well. The New York Times called it, “Mr. Williams’ finest drama. It faces and speaks the truth” and Time Magazine echoed, “stunning…Williams’ most memorable.
*$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: Monday, June 12, 2006
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