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ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY
March 5, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - March 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Invisible Theatre presents ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY Starring RITA MCKENZIE, Written by CHRISTOPHER POWICH & RITA MCKENZIE, Musical Direction & Orchestrations by
DAVID SNYDER and Directed by CHRISTOPHER POWICH
TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM
The Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 W. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85745
There’s No Business like ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY! Rita McKenzie recreates her award winning Off-Broadway portrayal of Ethel Merman, the Queen of the Broadway Musical, in this international smash hit. Relive those amazing tunes like I Got Rhythm. There’s No Business Like Show Business, Everything’s Coming Up Roses and 20 more of Broadway’s all-time greatest songs. McKenzie weaves Merman’s bigger-than-life story with her signature tunes in an absolute must-see performance. This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Sonora Investment Management
The single show ticket price for ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY is $40. All seats are reserved. Additional discounts are available for groups, seniors, students and active military. Rush tickets are available for purchase at half-price one half hour prior to performance time and
are subject to availability. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the Invisible Theatre Box Office at (520) 882-9721 and are also available 24/7 online through OvationTix at www.invisibletheatre.com. The running time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes with one intermission.
The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists. IT takes its name from the invisible energy that flows between a performer and audience, creating the magic of theatre. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and stage readings. Under the leadership of Managing Artistic Director Susan Claassen, Associate Artistic Director James Blair, and Associate Producer Cathy Johnson, IT is strongly committed to community service and outreach programs. The company’s current season includes a six play Main Stage season, many special events, Project Pastime – an educational theatre program for the mentally challenged including a video workbook and seminars that encourage community dialogue. The Invisible Theatre, the recipient of the first Arizona Theatre Association Award for Best Producing Theatre Company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group and has long enjoyed both local and national recognition for its strong leadership role in the arts community. Productions take place in an intimate 80-seat converted laundry building. IT celebrates this season with an even greater commitment to professionalism, artistic excellence, accessibility, freedom of expression, diverse programming and creative challenge – thus making the Invisible Theatre a very visible force in Tucson’s cultural community.
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