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Wednesday, 18 January 2012 14:43

‘100 Years of Broadway’ at WCU Jan. 27

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Broadway comes to Cullowhee for one night when composer and lyricist Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” hits the stage of Western Carolina University’s Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 27.

The performance, part of WCU’s Galaxy of Stars Series, features five stars of Broadway, backed by a live band, re-creating moments from the greatest musicals of the century.

In the lineup are shows including “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Jersey Boys,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia!” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”

Taking the stage at WCU will be Rita Harvey (“Phantom of the Opera,” “Fiddler on the Roof”), Bob DuSold (“The Producers, Les Misérables”), Lawrence Clayton (“Dreamgirls,” “The Civil War,” “Les Misérables”) and Andrea Rivette (“Jekyll & Hyde,” “Les Misérables”).

WCU debuted the Galaxy of Stars Series in 2005 with the opening of its Fine and Performing Arts Center. Renamed for former WCU Chancellor John W. Bardo in 2011, the center has marked more than 100,000 visitors and has earned a position as a premier arts and entertainment venue in Western North Carolina.

Ticket prices for Neil Berg’s “100 Years of Broadway” are $20 for adults and seniors; $15 for faculty and staff; $10 for groups of 20 or more; and $5 for children and students.

bardoartscenter.wcu.edu or 828.227.2479.

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