Thursday, 08 August 2013 13:02
by IND Monthly Staff
Sterling Broadway series is ... well ... sterling
Sally Strother stars in 'Hello Dolly.'
The Sterling Automotive Group-sponsored Broadway Series has announced its 2013-14 lineup — a schedule marked by popular musicals both old and recent along with a Disney classic that thrived on the Great White Way:
Monday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. Mamma Mia Set to the bouncy, disco hits of Swedish pop quartet ABBA, Catherine Johnson’s tale of a mother, a daughter, three possible fathers and a Greek island has been applauded by more than 45 million audience members since its 1999 debut in London. A popular motion picture based on the musical swept cinemas in 2008 starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan.
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. Cirque Dreams Holidaze Director Neil Goldberg re-imagines his Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy for the holidays, bringing a cast of acrobats and actors into a high-flying celebration with larger-than-life characters and breathtaking feats from the European cirque tradition.
Sunday, Dec. 1, 3 p.m. Memphis Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical, Memphis is loosely based on the life of Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, whose enthusiasm for (and willingness to broadcast) black popular music in the early 1950s paved the way for pioneer rock’n’rollers like Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins. The original Broadway production debuted in 2009 and was almost unanimously praised for its catchy tunes and engaging story.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast Spun for the Oscar-winning animated film by Disney, the stage adaptation features the classic songs of love and longing with lavish costumes and sets.
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:30 M Hello Dolly starring Sally Struthers Ever wonder what became of Archie Bunker’s daughter Gloria? She ended up on Broadway. Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struther stars in this musical about matchmaker Dolly Levi — a role made famous by Carol Channing.
Season tickets range from $150 to $325 and are now on sale through the Heymann box office (291-5555) and via SterlingBroadwaySeries.com.
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