Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA at the Carson
The Carson Center is pleased to announce the new 2016-2017 Broadway Season at the Carson Center. There will be one performance for all shows. Broadway Series Subscription Renewal Forms have been mailed to current subscribers. Subscriptions can also be purchased online starting Monday, May 9th. For questions, please visit the Carson Center Box Office or call (270) 450-4444. CSI and Baptist Health Paducah are the season sponsors.
Subscriptions start at $125.70 and will include three productions: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA on December 1, 2016;PIPPIN on January 19, 2017; and 42nd STREET on February 19, 2017. There will be three optional add-on performances: CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE on November 27, 2016, RENT on March 12, 2017, and RIVERDANCE on March 23, 2017. Subscribers may add 1, 2, or 3 of these optional selections. Subscribers should note that RENT, while a very popular show over its 20-year history, contains very mature language and subject matter.
JANUARY 19, 2017 AT 7:00PM
The musical Pippin tells the story of a young man at a crossroads in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his father, one of the most powerful men in the land? Or does he strike out on his own, to find his own “corner of the sky?” Pippin is a play within a play. The story is told by a traveling troupe of actors and acrobats (called “Players”), directed by the mysterious Leading Player. Like a vaudeville act, the Players both act out the roles of the story and speak directly to the audience.
FEBRUARY 19, 2017 AT 7:00PM
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. With a book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin, this sparkling new production will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival.
MARCH 12, 2017 AT 7:00PM
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
MARCH 23, 2017 AT 7:15PM
The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre and film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.
For more information call 270-908-2037 or visit thecarsoncenter.org