Sounds of Broadway Come to the Ringling Museum’s Historic Asolo Theater Stage
Sarasota, FL- Dec. 2, 2009- The lore of New York’s famed Broadway musicals once again come to life at the Historic Asolo Theater stage as The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts presents June LeBell’s The All American Musical. The six-part series begins January 12, 2010 and continues through March 23, 2010 on the stage of the Historic Asolo Theater.
“June has been a favorite each season at the Historic Asolo Theater,” says Dwight Currie, the Ringling’s Curator of Theater Programming. “She brings the same pizzazz, charm, intensity and quality of programming that she delivers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to Sarasota, delivering an intimate, inviting and incredibly enjoyable program each time she takes the stage.”
The six programs, all hosted by LeBell, feature musical conversations with special guest artists and film and video clips that make each program a fun-filled hour that shouldn’t be missed. Each program focuses on the music of Broadway. There’s No Business Like Show Business: A Tour of the Great White Way on Jan. 12 kicks off the series followed by Isn’t It Romantic: Broadway’s Great Love Songs on January 26. Life Is A Cabaret: From Broadway to the Top of the Charts is explored on Feb. 9 and Classical Broadway: What Makes a Classic a Classic on February 23. On March 9 You and the Words and the Music: A Look at the Lyrics and Lyricists is sure to be engaging and on March 23 discover the legends of the stage in The United Greats of America: The Broadway Stars.
All programs are presented at 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoons in the Historic Asolo Theater. Admission is $15 for each program ($12 for Ringling Museum Members) or $75 for the series of all six programs ($60 for Ringling Museum Members). Tickets are available at the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office at the Ringling Museum of Art, 941.360.7399 or online: www.ringling.org.