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PSST! 2014 Celebrated 25 Seasons of Professional Musical Theatre produced by Valdosta State University
Sponsored in part by Wild Adventures Theme Park
Mary Poppins tells the classic story of a magical nanny who brings adventure and fun into the lives of the Banks’ children. Produced on Broadway by Walt Disney Theatricals, the musical is based on the children’s stories of P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film of the same name, merging elements of both into the stage production. Mary Poppins first opened in London’s West End in December of 2004, then on Broadway in November in 2006. The musical received two Olivier Awards and seven Tony Award nominations. The production contains new songs, and in addition to favorites from the 1964 film, including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Feed the Birds,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”
Mary Poppins is suited for audiences age 8 and up (the show is full length!)
Smokey Joe's Cafe:
the Songs of Leiber and Stoller
Promotional support provided by VSU's MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. Their songs were recorded by Big Mama Thornton, Elvis Presley and the Drifters, among others. Set in an idealized setting, Smokey Joe’s Café features the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blended with hilarious set-pieces and slice-of-life emotions. Featuring 38 songs, including "Hound Dog," “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” "On Broadway," "Love Potion #9," and "Fools Fall in Love," Smokey Joe's Cafe isn't just great pop music - it's compelling musical theatre.
PSST! is rating Smokey Joe's Cafe PG, due to double entendres within the lyrics. Parents should determine the appropriateness of the show for their young persons.
42nd Street is based on the Bradford Ropes novel and 1933 film of the same name, originally produced on Broadway in 1980 by David Merrick. The musical centers on notorious New York producer Julian Marsh and his attempts to make a musical success during the Great Depression, along with a cast of characters that include a small-town chorus girl, an aging Prima Donna and more. After its opening on Broadway in 1980, the 42nd Street won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The show was revived on Broadway in 2001, taking the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The score includes such memorable tunes as “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and the famous title song.
Assistive Listening devices available.