Broadway season set in Paducah

Broadway season set in Paducah

Posted: Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:36 pm

Jam Theatricals’ 2008-09 Broadway at the River Season at the Four Rivers Center in Paducah, Ky., will be highlighted by the Paducah premieres of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Mamma Mia!.” The season includes: • “Stomp,” Oct. 10 and 11 — Stomp is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews. • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Dec. 5 and 6 — Nothing is exactly what it seems in this hilarious musical comedy hit, celebrating its Paducah premiere in December. Based on the popular 1988 MGM film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera who make a bet: the first one to swindle $50,000 from a young heiress triumphs, and the other must leave town. What follows are a series of schemes, masquerades and double-crosses that leave you guessing all night. • “Oliver,” Jan. 17 and 18 — Hailed as one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, Oliver brings to the stage one of Charles Dickens’ most unforgettable characters — young orphan Oliver Twist. • “Sweeney Todd,” Feb. 3 and 4 — Experience the musical that inspired the Tim Burton and Johnny Depp movie. When the infamous demon barber takes up with his crafty neighbor, Mrs. Lovett, the two embark on a delicious plot to slice their way through London’s upper crust. • “Mamma Mia!,” March 3-5 — Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music of Mamma Mia! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. • “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” starring Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis, April 7 and 8 —The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem is showcased in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue. • “Riverdance,” May 12-14 — Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music, song and dance that has tapped its way onto the world stage thrilling millions of people around the globe, will play three farewell performances in Paducah. For more information, call (270) 450-4444. Published in The Messenger 8.6.08

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