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June 24, 2010

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Director
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

UT Tyler Cowan Center Announces 2010-11 Season

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Chart-topping recording artists, award-winning actors, mind-bending dancers, an internationally-acclaimed violinist, five of Broadway’s biggest musicals and a former United States president are headed to The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Susan Thomae-Morphew, Cowan Center executive director, announced.

New season subscription sales begin June 28.

Country music superstar Wynonna will be the special event to open the “It’s All Here” season on Saturday, Sept. 11.

The season includes a taste of nearly every performing arts genre imaginable, ranging from classical music to cirque to theatre and all points in between, including a lecture by Hollywood royalty Jon Landau, producer of the blockbuster movies “Titanic” and “Avatar,” Thomae-Morphew added.

Season tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Monday, June 28 at the UT Tyler Cowan Center box office, 903.566.7424, or online at www.cowancenter.org.

The deadline to purchase season tickets is Friday, July 30.

“Our new season is filled with star power. Whether you are looking for hilarious comedy, star concerts or the best of Broadway, we are presenting it all,” Thomae-Morphew said. “There is no need to drive to larger metropolitan cities for the best in performing arts because we are committed to bringing the world stage to our community. We encourage you to save the most money by buying a series package. Preferred seating goes to season subscribers, so be the first in line.”

The four subscription series are the Performing Arts Series, with packages as low as $95; AT&T Broadway Series, with packages as low as $121; Braithwaite Intimate Gatherings Series, with packages as low as $43; and Distinguished Lecture Series, with packages as low as $29.

A fifth series, that does not offer season subscriptions, is Arts in Education.

The featured performances and their dates are as follows:

Performing Arts Series: Award-winning actor John Lithgow in “Stories by Heart,” Sept. 30; Cirque Dreams Illumination, Oct. 21; violinist Joshua Bell, Jan. 27; San Francisco Jazz Collective, March 25; and popular modern dance company Pilobolus, April 12. Season subscribers for this series may add the Sept. 11 special event performance by Wynonna to their order.

Package prices for this series range from $95 to $275.

AT&T Broadway Series: “Fiddler on the Roof,” Nov. 3; “The Color Purple,” Feb. 3; “Mamma Mia!,” Feb. 28; and “Legally Blonde,” April 26. Subscribers to this series may add the special event performance of “A Chorus Line,” on March 22, to their order.

Package prices for this series range from $121 to $238.

Braithwaite Intimate Gatherings Series: Television star and comedian Howie Mandel, Dec. 7; and Nobodies of Comedy, April 1. Season subscribers to this series may add special event performances by R&B legend Gladys Knight on Feb. 17 and/or bluegrass legend J.D. Crowe & the New South on April 8.

Package prices for this series range from $43 to $92.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, Sept. 21; and Oscar-winning film producer, Jon Landau, Jan. 13. Subscribers for this series may add the special event lecture by 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush on Oct. 19.

Package prices for this series range from $29 to $65 with an option to attend both receptions with the speakers for an additional $50. There will not be a reception for the President Bush lecture.

Arts in Education: Michael Cooper’s “Masked Marvels & Wondertales, Nov. 2; and Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, Jan. 26.

This series is designed to serve regional school children. School groups may call the box office, 903.566.7424, for order forms.

The UT Tyler Cowan Center offers a multiple payment plan when purchasing season subscriptions. Ordering early allows patrons to utilize more payment options. Series subscribers have pre-paid nights out for the entire season.

For more details about the season performances and their sponsors, visit www.cowancenter.org.

 

 
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