Tickets are on sale for two upcoming shows at the LSU Union Theater, Raphael Semmes Drive on campus.
The first is the traveling Broadway production of Titanic — the Musical, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. The production is the second in the theater’s 2012-12 Great Performances Series.
Titanic — the Musical is the winner of five 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score. The musical tells the story of the launching of the Titantic, its maiden voyage, the collision with the iceberg and the sinking of the ship played out against the background of the rigid class-distinctions of the Edwardian Age.
Featuring a cast of 26, the production presents the story of one of America’s greatest tragedies. Titanic — the Musical features exceptional music, outstanding choreography and impressive scenic design in a powerfully moving production.
Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants’ dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous and the millionaire-Barons of the First Class dream of their hegemony lasting forever.
Sadly, at the end of the day, all find that money, class and all the dreams in the world meant nothing to the power of the sea when it claims the “unsinkable” ocean liner.
Next up will be Capitol Steps —Take the Money and Run for President at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. The show will be the second in the theater’s 2012-13 Comedy Tonight Series.
This troupe of former — but not disgruntled — congressional staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. The Steps perform more than 400 shows a year, covering territory from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore.
The Capitol Steps have recorded 18 albums, including six during the Clinton presidency, and in the last 16 years have been featured on three national PBS specials, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, NBC Nightly News and CNN’s Inside Politics. Their song parodies also have been played on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and along with their weekly spots on Radio America’s Dateline: Washington and WMAL’s Stevens & Core show, they can be heard four times a year nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials, broadcast by NPR stations nationwide.
The Capitol Steps were formed in December 1981 when three staffers for Sen. Charles Percy of Illinois were asked to provide entertainment for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines and hot topics of the day, creating new lyrics for familiar tunes.
What emerged was a special brand of satirical humor that played as well in Peoria as it did on Pennsylvania Avenue, and thanks to the likes of Bill Clinton, Ross Perot, Socks the Cat and the entire Congress, has enjoyed an ever-increasing audience.
Many celebrities and politicians, some of whom have been targets themselves, have performed with the troupe: Vice President Al Gore, newsman Sam Donaldson, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis, former CNN host Larry King, and President George W. Bush.
In fact, the Steps have performed for the last four presidents.
Tickets are $36-$44 for both Titanic — the Musical and Capitol Steps — Take the Money and Run for President.
For tickets, call (225) 578-5128 or visit http://www.uniontheater.lsu.edu. For more information and group discount pricing, call (225) 578-6013 or email email@example.com.
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