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‘Titanic — The Musical’ docks at Miami Nov. 27

"Titanic — The Musical" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Millett Hall, part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series.

William Gracie (English), director of liberal education, will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Millett west concourse. Gracie’s free lecture will provide historical background on the Titanic.

The book for "Titanic" was written by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Peter Stone, whose other credits include "1776," "Woman of the Year" and "My One and Only." Music and lyrics are by Tony winner Maury Yeston. Previously the duo collaborated on "Grand Hotel." During that time they discovered each had been dreaming of turning the enduring myth of the Titanic into a musical drama.

The musical has been described in The New Yorker as "grave and entertaining, somber and joyful.… Little by little, you realize that you are in the presence of a genuine addition to American musical theatre."

"Titanic" portrays the ship’s fateful voyage through the eyes of three groups, ranging from young Irish emigrants to the crew to the builder, owner and captain. A cast of 43 and 23 scenes, from top deck to boiler room, complete the drama.

The production, winner of five Tony awards in 1997 including Best Musical, is presented by New York-based Big League Theatricals. The Miami performance is sponsored by Kona Bistro and Coffee Bar and the Oxford Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Tickets are $14 for Miami students and youth, $26 for senior citizens and $28 for other adults. For tickets or more information, call the Miami box office, 9-3200.

Date Published: 11/15/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 16

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