The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith will musically enchant those attending the March 5 national touring show, Neil Berg’s “102 Years of Broadway,” which recreates portions of Broadway’s most well-known and celebrated shows.
The show, which has been called “two and a half hours of fun that creates a well-balanced blend of sublime and lighthearted Broadway tunes,” is included in Season of Entertainment 32 sponsored by the University. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. at the Arkansas Best Performing Arts Center at the Fort Smith Convention Center, 55 S. 7th St.
“102 Years of Broadway,” delivers actual performing stars from shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Miserables,” “South Pacific,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Jekyll & Hyde.”
Stacey Jones of Fort Smith, UAFS associate vice chancellor for campus and community events, said the public will enjoy the brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway classics as well as thrilling numbers from Broadway’s newest hit shows.
“You can’t beat the value of this popular show and top tier cast that brings the finest nationally-acclaimed leading cast to our Fort Smith venue,” Jones said. “This is a great show for the whole family to see and hear.”
Neil Berg is the musical director and pianist of the show and is known for his work as composer and lyricist of the hit off-Broadway musical “The Prince and the Pauper,” and the new musical “Grumpy Old Men.” Other performers who will light up the stage with song include Ron Bohmer, Carter Calvert, Sandra Joseph, William Michals and Danny Zolli. The cast will be accompanied by an all-star New York band.
"102 Years of Broadway" is one of the national touring shows which are a part of the Season of Entertainment schedule this year. The annual entertainment extravaganza sponsored by UAFS combines national touring events with student concerts and theatrical productions to form the annual Season slate.
Tickets are $30 and $27 and are available at www.ticketsage.com/uafs or by calling the Box Office at 479-788-7300.