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IT: Gene Kelly The Legacy
January 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - January 31, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
Invisible Theatre kicks off 2016 with GENE KELLY – THE LEGACY™ Written and performed by Patricia Ward Kelly. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY! Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM at The Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
In this unique and very accessible, live one-woman show, Patricia Ward Kelly – his wife and biographer – gives us Gene Kelly’s story. Gene Kelly brought astonishing grace and athleticism to the movies. His engaging onscreen personality is so accessible we feel like we know him. In fact, we know very little. Using brilliant film clips, previously unreleased audio recordings,keepsakes, and remembrances, Patricia Kelly guides us on an unforgettable journey into the life and heart of the man who changed the look of dance on film and became one of the world’s most beloved and iconic stars. Gene Kelly was a dancer whose athletic style transformed the movie musical and did much to change the American public’s conception of male dancers. This production is made possible in part through the generous support of Mary Ann Stubbs. The running time is approximately 140 minutes with no intermission. PLEASE NOTE: Gene Kelly – The Legacy™ is appropriate for ages ten and above.
The single show ticket price for GENE KELLY – THE LEGACY™ 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 on-line through OvationTix at www.invisibletheatre.com.
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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