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Miller announces 2010-11 Broadway season

March 31, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium has announced its 2010-11 Broadway season lineup. Six hit musicals will make their area debut at the 3,485-seat performance venue this year, including the spellbinding musical "Wicked."

Season subscription packages are on sale now and range from $94 to $213. Those renewing their subscriptions will receive priority seating through the end of May. Miller Spotlight events will be announced in April and Flex Pass subscriptions will be available at that time. Single-show tickets will go on sale several weeks before each performance.

For more information about individual performances or subscription options, visit millerauditorium.com or call the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228--9858.

20010-11 Broadway shows at Miller Auditorium

  • "The Color Purple"
    Tuesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

    "The Color Purple" is a soul-stirring musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and film by Steven Spielberg. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, it is the story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world. "The Color Purple" has captured the hearts of young and old with its Grammy-nominated score featuring jazz, gospel and blues.

  • "Legally Blonde the Musical"
    Thursday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

    Take a journey from Malibu to the halls of justice with "Legally Blonde the Musical," Broadway's new hit musical. Based on the hilarious MGM film, it follows sorority star Elle Woods, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before--Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

  • "Spring Awakening"
    Thursday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

    The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, "Spring Awakening" explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock 'n' roll. Join this group of late 19th-century German students on their passage, as they navigate teenage self-discovery and coming-of-age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion. Includes music by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. "Spring Awakening" is a powerful coming-of-age story, and may not be appropriate for all audiences. It contains mature themes, sexual situations, nudity and explicit language.

  • "Wicked"
    Wednesday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 2, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 3, 8 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 4, 2 and 8 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec. 5, 1 and 6:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 10, 8 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 11, 2 and 8 p.m.
    Sunday, Dec. 12, 1 and 6:30 p.m.

    Long before Dorothy was swept up from Kansas and dropped into Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for what USA Today called "the most complete--and completely satisfying--new musical in a long time." Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, "Wicked" has been shattering box-office records around the globe.

  • Blue Man Group
    Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

    Blue Man Group's wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts combine comedy, music and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment with no spoken language. The group takes to the road this fall on its first U.S. theatrical tour, with a show the New York Times heralds as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged."

  • "Monty Python's Spamalot"
    Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

    Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot" is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, it tells the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up "Spamalot."

For more information, visit millerauditorium.com.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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