Season subscriptions and individual show tickets are now available for the popular Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn theater series at Lynn University in Boca Raton for 2013-14.
Scheduled headliners at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center include a return visit by the Capitol Steps, a book musical featuring songs by Johnny Cash, a tribute to the Bee Gees, a salute to tap dancing, four Broadway headliners and the Tony Award-winning Sweet Charity.
“Once again, this year’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series will host six amazing shows that will delight entertainment fans of all ages. Anyone who loves beautiful music and dance, all brilliantly performed by top-tier talents, should plan now on attending every knock-out production,” said Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development.
The Capitol Steps will perform on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. This show puts the “mock” in democracy. Capitol Steps was born in 1981 when some senate staffers wanted to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they dug into the headlines and created song parodies and skits that convey their special brand of satirical humor.
Ring of Fire, based on music by Johnny Cash, will be performed on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. This toe-tapping, book musical features 14 performers, including two-time Grammy Award winner Lari White and Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick. Coming from Broadway, this theatrical delight includes 38 hit songs by the legendary man in black.
Tap: The Show will be performed on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. Tap your feet to the beat. This nonstop, rhythmic energy show is wrapped in dazzling costumes and backed by a soaring orchestra score. An extravaganza of award-winning dancers and singers, this show brings you re-creations of Broadway show-stoppers, soft shoe, flamenco, Irish step and more.
Stayin’ Alive One Night of the Bee Gees will be performed on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. This show pays homage to one of the most legendary groups of all time, the Bee Gees, who provided the soundtrack to the blockbuster disco flick, Saturday Night Fever. Three talented singers will rekindle the magic memories of numerous mega-hits such as “How Deep is Your Love.”
Sweet Charity will be performed on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. Winner of five Tony Awards, this tender, poignant and consistently funny show created by Neil Simon follows the love-challenged misadventures of Charity Valentine, a “lady of the evening” who always gives her heart and her earnings to the wrong man. The tuneful score by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields includes “Hey, Big Spender” and other audience favorites.
It’s a girls night out on March 29 and 30 with Broadway headliners Christine Andreas (La Cage aux Folles), Andrea McArdle (Annie), Maureen McGovern (Little Women) and Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls). This show presents these four award-winning show biz veterans performing some of the biggest hits from Broadway. Performance times for “4 Girls 4” are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m.
Also during 2013-14 season, the Wold Performing Arts Center will be home for the “American Songbook Series,” featuring musical tributes by Marshall Turkin and the Classic Jazz Ensemble to immortal songwriters and singers including George Gershwin (Nov. 3); Marvin Hamlish, Dave Brubeck and Whitney Houston (Jan. 12); the music and times of African-Americans and all that jazz (Feb. 2); Cole Porter (March 9); and Jerry Herman (April 27). All performances are at 4 p.m.
The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn University’s campus in Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike.
Season subscriptions are now available at a 25 percent discount: $225 for orchestra seats (regularly $300) and $202 for mezzanine seating (usually $270). Individual show tickets are $40 for box, $30 for orchestra and $25 for mezzanine.
Both season subscriptions and individual show tickets can be purchased by phone at (561) 237-9000, online at give.lynn.edu/theatrearts or at the box office at the Wold Performing Arts Center.
ABOVE: Tap: The Show will be featured as part of Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn theater series at Lynn University in Boca Raton.