Big Broadway season comes to Abilene

News Release from Celebrity Attractions:

 

HAVE THE “TIME OF YOUR LIFE”

WITH THE 2017-2018 ABILENE BROADWAY SEASON

ABILENE,TX – Celebrity Attractions and the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council announced the 2017-2018 Broadway season lineup featuring two shows making their Abilene premiere! International percussion sensation STOMP will open the season followed by the family classic THE WIZARD OF OZ. DIRTY DANCING The Classic Story Live On Stage will make its first-ever appearance in Abilene and so will CHICAGO – the longest running revival STILL playing on Broadway! This Razzle-Dazzle season invites season subscribers to have the “Time Of Your Life” with these four shows available at one season price.

STOMP November 13, 2017

STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.” STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ February 13, 2018

This magical production, based on the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebration of the 1939 MGM movie, is presented with breathtaking special effects that will sweep audiences away, from the moment the tornado twists its way into Kansas. Featuring the classic songs, as composed by Harold Arlen, “Over the Rainbow,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead” and “If I Only Had A Brain,” along with the beloved characters, THE WIZARD OF OZ will have the entire family captivated as they travel down the yellow brick road for an unforgettable evening at the theater.

 

DIRTY DANCING The Classic Story Live On Stage

March 6, 2018

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes," "Hey Baby," "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." London's Sunday Express says, "This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!" Don't miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You'll have the time of your life!

CHICAGO May 2, 2018

“‘Chicago’ still GLITTERS HYPNOTICALLY." - Ben Brantley, The New York Times

There’s never been a better time to experience CHICAGO, Broadway’s razzle-dazzle smash. This triumphant hit musical is the recipient of six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, thousands of standing ovations and now the #1 longest-running American Musical in Broadway history CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. It’s no surprise that CHICAGO has wowed audiences from Mexico City to Moscow, from Sao Paulo to South Africa. And now it’s coming to Abilene! Whether you're looking for your first Broadway musical, whether you've seen the Academy Award®-winning film and want to experience the show live on stage or whether you've seen it before and want to recapture the magic, CHICAGO always delivers!

Guarantee great seats for all four national touring productions at the Abilene Convention Center, become a 2017-2018 Broadway Season Subscriber. Season Subscriber benefits include many advantages: the best seats at the lowest prices, the same great seats for every show, the ability to buy additional tickets to individual shows before the public, and the opportunity to purchase tickets to any special add-on productions before the general public.

To become a Season Subscriber, call Celebrity Attractions at 800.869.1451 or for more information visit www.CelebrityAttractions.com.

Abilene’s 2017-2018 Broadway Season is presented by Celebrity Attractions and the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.


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