|Broadway bound theatre group hosts free preview performance Tuesday evening|
The Department of Theatre Arts is Broadway Bound! A free preview is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Burtness Theatre.
The Broadway Bound Group in the theatre arts department is busy putting finishing touches on their New York Showcase Performance that is scheduled to hit Tinsel Town Monday, March 3.
“Everyone is getting very excited.” says Gaye Burgess, one of the co-directors along with Job Christenson. “There’s a buzz of electricity in the air and the countdown is on as we push to bring it all together for our departure Friday, Feb. 29. It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved. Plans have kept growing for the event throughout the year. We’ve had amazing support from the College of Arts and Sciences, from the Dean of Arts and Sciences Martha Potvin, advancement officer Michael Meyer, and assistant Tanya Butler. They have worked so hard to make this happen. They have arranged, along with the help of our UND alumni in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, for us to do a Minneapolis performance, enroute to New York. We will take over the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis Friday, Feb. 29, with an afternoon rehearsal and performance at 7:30 p.m. Receptions have been planned around the event, thanks to the College. The next day we fly to New York where similar arrangements have been made. After working for so long on this project, it’s hard to believe that this is now really happening!“
The group includes: Debra Berger, Ellery Tofte, Jesi Mullins, Joe Bussey, Louise Pinkerton, Margaret McDonald, Sam Ivory, Anne Christopherson, Misti Koop, Chris Harder and Daniel Dutot.
-- Gaye Burgess , New York Showcase Performance , Theatre Arts , firstname.lastname@example.org , 777-2888