|"Beatlemania Now," "Gypsy" to play Chester Fritz Auditorium|
"Beatlemania Now" will perform at the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. Touring for more than a decade, "Beatlemania Now" has become the premier multi-media Beatles show in America today, incorporating seven costume changes in this two-hour extravaganza. Featuring a big screen video presentation and performing over 35 songs, "Beatlemania Now" chronologically traces the Beatles career from their 1964 U.S. debut explosion on the The Ed Sullivan Show, to the finale of "Let it Be" in 1970.
"Beatlemania Now" successfully recaptures the mood and frantic intensity of that by-gone era. The performers skillfully and effectively recreate the sights and sounds that were and still are the Beatles! Additional information on "Beatlemania Now" can be found at their web site: www.beatlemanianow.com
"Gypsy" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Based on the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, "Gypsy" tells the story of Rose, an overbearing stage mother who is determined to make her girls the stars of vaudeville. Rose overwhelmingly favors her younger daughter, June, who headlines the act, while Louise is relegated to the chorus. Rose’s attention eventually turns to her older daughter, but it is Louise herself who discovers her own talent, and becomes a bigger star than Rose ever dreamed possible. Set against the freewheeling days of vaudeville and burlesque, "Gypsy" explores ambition, jealousy, family relationships, and the bittersweet loss of innocence.
Tickets for both shows are on sale now at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 772-5151, or online at www.ticketmaster.com/venue/49273. Ticket prices and additional information are available at www.cfa.und.edu
-- Betty Allan, Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium, email@example.com, 7-2170