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Date: Oct 13, 2010
Hofstra's Department of Drama and Dance Presents "Cabaret," Followed by a Hofstra Entertainment Tribute to Broadway and Film Legend Joel Grey
Cabaret, John Cranford Adams Playhouse, October 22 to 31, 2010
World Premiere of Shades of Grey, a One-Man Show Performed by Bob Spiotto,
Monroe Lecture Center Theater, November 5, 6 and 7, 2010 (Final performance on November 7 ~ Sold Out!)
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY … “Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!” This fall, Hofstra University presents two productions sure to please fans of Broadway musicals, as well as theater and film great Joel Grey. October 22 to 31, 2010, the Department of Drama and Dance presents Cabaret at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse. This production will be followed shortly thereafter by the world premiere of Shades of Grey – A Musical Tribute to Joel Grey, conceived, directed and performed by Bob Spiotto, November 5, 6 and 7, 2010, at Monroe Lecture Center Theater. (Please note: the November 7 performance is sold out.)
For tickets and more information on both shows, please call the Hofstra Box Office at (516) 463-6644, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Cabaret features sophomore Michelle Cutolo as Sally.
Both a musical masterpiece and an edgy political commentary, Cabaret has long been considered one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century. Set at the sultry Kit Kat Klub of 1930s Berlin, a decadent eye in the midst of the political and economic storm that set the stage for Hitler's rise to power, Cabaret depicts the intertwined stories of an American cabaret singer and the denizens of Berlin who are caught in a tumultuously changing society.
Directed by Jason Tucker, Cabaret features book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb and music by John Kander.
Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday and 8 p.m. on Thursday. Tickets are $15, $12 for senior citizens (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra students with ID. Members of the Hofstra community receive two free tickets upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
Shades of Grey – A Musical Tribute to Joel Grey
Bob Spiotto pays tribute to theater icon Joel Grey.
Bob Spiotto, Hofstra's artistic director of community arts programs and executive producer of Hofstra Entertainment, has long felt a connection to the work of Joel Grey. Spiotto has played the “Emcee” in Cabaret a number of times, but most notably to local acclaim in the 1998 Hofstra Entertainment production of the musical. Grey's work in George M! and 1776 have also been mirrored in Spiotto's stage experiences.
In Shades of Grey, Spiotto will take to the boards once again, in both story and song, to educate and entertain as he pays tribute to Joel Grey. With musical direction by Stephen C. Pagano, Shades of Grey features songs from Cabaret, Chicago, Wicked, George M!, The Fantasticks, The Grand Tour, and more.
Show times are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday's sold out performance. Tickets are $21, $18 for senior citizens (over 65) or matriculated non-Hofstra students with ID, $10 for children under 12. Members of the Hofstra community receive one free ticket upon presentation of a current HofstraCard.
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