Wilkes University Theatre Presents The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nov. 15-18
Wilkes-Barre, PA (10/23/2018) — Wilkes University Theatre celebrates musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber with an evening of songs and dance in its production of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The performances will take place on Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Nov. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes' Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
Webber, the Oscar-, Grammy- and Tony-award-winning composer of some of the world's best known musicals will turn 70 in March yet seems unstoppable. Last year he had four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. In this production, standards from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and more will honor his works.
The production is directed by Wilkes University Theatre's Teresa Fallon, director of theatre, with musical direction by Ken McGraw, adjunct faculty member, and choreography by faculty of practice in dance, Lynne Mariani. The student cast includes: Melissa Berardelli, Katelyn Sincavage, Michaela Catapano, Kayleigh Evans, Marcy Ledvinka, Brianna Rowland, Justin Gaskill, Sarah Hoffman, Alex Booth, Kris Tjornhom and Joshua Shepard.
General admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID. Parking is available at the Henry Student Center along with handicapped accessible options. For more information, please call the box office at 570-408-4540.
Photo: From left, Michaela Catapano, Katelyn Sincavage, Melissa Berardelli, and Alex Booth.
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is an independent institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the great small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large, research university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small, liberal arts college, at a cost that is increasingly competitive with public universities. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 bachelor's degree programs, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.