Broadway Revue is Next for Sound Choices

Posted on 4/17/2017 8:46:49 AM

Cast member lineup from "A Broadway Extravaganza"The Lively Arts will present A Broadway Extravaganza in Fisher Auditorium. This original Broadway review will be performed on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. The production is part of the Department of Music’s Sound Choices series.

Under the direction of Oliver Lo, director of the IUP Music Theater, with a specially assembled orchestra conducted by Christian Dickinson, this gala performance has a lineup of show-stopping tunes that includes numerous popular Broadway shows.

A Broadway Extravaganza features songs from The Lion King, Porgy and Bess, Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera, Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, Into the Woods, Oklahoma!, and others.

With so many hits from famous musicals, Lo compares the show-going experience to food. “We all desire a balanced diet and, thus, we attend complete musicals, operas, and plays. But, sometimes we just want the juicy steak or the cheesecake.”

Lo continues explaining, “In a musical, the signature tune represents the juicy steak or the dessert. So, imagine an evening of having all the goodies without the heartburn. A Broadway Extravaganza will definitely satisfy your appetite.”

Faculty soloists include Stanley Chepaitis, Mary Logan-Hastings, Joseph Baunoch, and Ryan Beeken. The program will also feature several student soloists, duets, and smaller ensembles.

Tickets for A Broadway Extravaganzaare available online at IUPtickets.com or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing site. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, or by calling 724-357-1313. Seating is by general admission, and any tickets remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance.

Tickets are priced at $11 for regular admission, $9 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $7 for students and university I-Card holders. For more information, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-2547 or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

Photography by Christian Nazario.

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