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June 8, 2001

Season at Stephens tickets on sale now

by Debra Gibson
Give your regards to Broadway ... and ballet ... and baritones by attending performances recently announced for the 2001-02 Season at Stephens Performing Arts Series.

Broadway productions will take center stage several times in this 33rd season, including Rent (Oct. 9-11), My Fair Lady (Nov. 2), Ragtime (Jan. 13), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Jan. 31) and Copenhagen (April 2). The stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning The Sunshine Boys (Feb. 15) will feature veteran TV actors Dick Van Patten and Frank Gorshin. Opera buffs will enjoy the London City Opera in The Merry Widow (March 8).

Some of the selections for concert aficionados include: Marvin Hamlisch with the ISU Big Band (Sept. 28), Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Oct. 5), and Cyrus Chestnut and Friends in A Charlie Brown Christmas (Dec. 1). The lineup also includes two Ames International Orchestra Festival events: the Philadelphia Orchestra (Oct. 4) and I Musici de Montréal (March 1).

Dance your thing? Check out the Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company (Oct. 12), Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez (Feb. 7) Grigorovich Ballet Company in Spartacus (Feb. 17) and the Trinity Irish Dance Company (April 12).

Family entertainment is abundant this season, notably The Kennedy Center's Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Oct. 27), Goodnight Opus (Nov. 30), Momix in Orbit (Feb. 23) and DO JUMP! (April 6).

For more information, contact the Iowa State Center, 4-3347. Ticket discounts end July 31.

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