Wilkes University Theatre celebrates musical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber with an evening of songs and dance in its production of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The performances will take place on Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Nov. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. The production is at Wilkes’ Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
Webber, the Oscar-, Grammy- and Tony-award-winning composer of some of the world’s best known musicals will turn 70 in March yet seems unstoppable. Last year he had four shows running simultaneously on Broadway. In this production, standards from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sunset Boulevard, and more will honor his works.
The production is directed by Wilkes University Theatre’s Teresa Fallon, director of theatre, with musical direction by Ken McGraw, adjunct faculty member, and choreography by faculty of practice in dance, Lynne Mariani. The student cast includes: Melissa Berardelli, Katelyn Sincavage, Michaela Catapano, Kayleigh Evans, Marcy Ledvinka, Brianna Rowland, Justin Gaskill, Sarah Hoffman, Alex Booth, Kris Tjornhom and Joshua Shepard.
General admission is $10, $5 for students and seniors and free for all Wilkes students, faculty and staff with ID. Parking is available at the Henry Student Center along with handicapped accessible options. For more information, please call the box office at 570-408-4540.