Travel on a musical journey spanning seven decades of American history as seen through the eyes of composer Irving Berlin in I Love a Piano. The revue will be presented as part of Missouri S&T’s 2009-10 Campus Performing Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall.
Tickets are available online at leachtheatre.mst.edu/cpas/index.html, or from the Leach Theatre Box Office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 341-4219 for more information.
I Love a Piano is a fresh interpretation of more than 60 of Berlin’s songs. The tunes span from the Ragtime rhythms of the early 20th century, through World War I and the swinging sophistication of the 1920s and ’30s, to World War II and the innocent optimism of the 1950s. Some of these favorites include White Christmas, God Bless America, Puttin’ on the Ritz, and There’s No Business Like Show Business.
Leach Theatre will offer discounted tickets through its “Back Row Club” one hour prior to the event, should tickets remain for the show. The seats in the last row of the theater will be sold for $10 each prior to the performance.
This performance is sponsored in part by public radio station KMST and Vince and Sally Carpenter. Additional funding for the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the Missouri S&T Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Missouri Arts Council and the Maxwell C. Weiner Endowment for the Performing Arts.
For more information about the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series, call the Leach Theatre Box Office at 341-4219 or go online to leachtheatre.mst.edu.