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Tickets Now on Sale for FAU’s Summer Plays

Shows include a Movie Musicals Review and a Musical Comedy


            BOCA RATON, FL (May 9, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s department of theatre and dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters presents Festival Repertory Theatre 2011 with the comedy “The 1940s Radio Hour” and the music review “Hooray for Hollywood: A Tribute to the best Movie Musicals of All Time.” The plays will run June 24 through July 24 in the 500-seat University Theatre on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. There will also be three additional showings of Hooray for Hollywood at the Mos’ Art Theatre in Lake Park on July 29 and 30. A full schedule of plays can be found at www.fauevents.com or by calling 1-800-564-9539.
            The two plays are on a rotating schedule with afternoon and evening performances through the summer. The musical review, which was created by Bruce Linser, will include performances from music in the films “West Side Story,” “Funny Girl,” “Singin’ in the Rain,” “My Fair Lady,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Cabaret,” “A Star is Born,” “Chicago,” “All That Jazz,” “Grease,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Moulin Rouge,” and others.
            “The 1940s Radio Hour” takes place during Christmas, 1942, behind the scenes of a New York City Radio station. The station plays all the songs of the era, during a time when U.S. troops were in far off countries defending liberty. The play gives a ‘backstage’ look at the radio entertainers. Music includes “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Strike up the Band” and more.
            Festival Rep is now in its 13 th year with graduate student actors acting alongside of professional actors. This year’s equity actors are Terry Hardcastle, Bruce Linser and Laura Wayth.
            For more information, call 561-297-3810.


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Florida Atlantic University , established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges : the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science . FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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