THE ARTS ASSOCIATION OF EAST ALABAMA PRESENTS
The Opelika Center For The Performing Arts
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.”
Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.
When Celie claims a powerful new vision for her life in the climatic showstopper, “I’m Here” – well, let’s just say, in that electrifying moment you’ll be awfully glad you’re there, too.
With festive favorites and modern holiday hits, you’ll want to bundle up and get to your seat on time for The Ten Tenors, Home for the Holidays. And bring a little snow with you, too!
With a vibrant cultural scene and connections to a wider world of the performing arts, Siberia is sharing with us the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, Do you think it’s coincidence that the orchestra would choose to land in the Deep South and Florida during January?
The internationally acclaimed percussion artists of TAO bring to North America their newest production, Drum TAO, with modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming, Taiko.
Combining finely developed classical technique and dancing en pointe - all the while making fun of it all in hilarious parodies of the great ballets of the ages - the Trocks are the complete package.
Firmly positioned as a leading exponent of his instrument, “The hottest guitarist in the world” (Sunday Times), Miloš Karadaglić, continues to top record charts and delight audiences worldwide.