It was out with the old and in with the new, just in time to announce the 2008 Summer Season at the Amphitheater. “It simplified things,” says Peter Holloway, Producing Artistic Director. “You could mention MTL, but unless it was prefaced with ‘we perform the shows at the Iroquois Amphitheater’ most of the time it was lost on people as to who we really were. Now, the title says it all; we produce Broadway shows at the Iroquois Amphitheater.” <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
For the exciting new season? This summer, Broadway At Iroquois has slated Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, CATS, The Wiz and Mame as their June, July, August and September shows.
Willy Wonka, June 13-15, 19-22, 8:00 p.m.; Matinee, June 21, 11:00 a.m.
When candy-maker extraordinaire, Willy Wonka, announces he is opening his top secret chocolate factory to five lucky winners, people all over the globe race to find the prize. Join young Charlie Bucket and a host of eccentric characters, as they meet Mr. Wonka, encounter the Oompa Loompas, and experience dreams they never imagined could come true.
CATS, July 11-13, 17-20 8:00 p.m.; Matinee, July 19, 11:00 a.m.
Inspired by the poetry of T. S. Eliot, CATS has become one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, creating a magical world of song and dance. Through a dazzling score, Broadway leg/files/storyimages/Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber conjures a host of memorable characters, including Rum Tug Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, and Grizabella the Glamour Cat, singing the classic showtune, “Memory”.
The Wiz, August 1-3, 7-10 8:00 p.m.; Matinee, August 9, 11:00 a.m.
This soulful adaptation of The Wizard of Oz keeps the storyline fresh; leading Dorothy, Toto and the whole crew to the hip city of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
Mame, September 5-7, 11-14 7:30 p.m.; Matinee, September 13, 11:00 a.m.
Made famous by leading lady Dame Angela Lansbury, Mame is the over-the-top musical from Broadway playboy Jerry Herman. In this zany world, Mame feasts on the banquet of life. But after losing everything in the stock market crash, Mame struggles to keep her “live, live, live” philosophy alive. Featuring such hits as “We Need a Little Christmas,” this old-time classic sets the standard for silver-lined clouds and happy endings.
Broadway At Iroquois, the resident musical theater company at Iroquois Amphitheater, is dedicated to producing, presenting, and developing quality, diverse and affordable entertainment and to training and mentoring local youth in the arts. Learn more at www.BroadwayAtIroquois.org or by calling 502-589-4060.
Broadway At Iroquois receives support from the Fund for the Arts, Kentucky Arts Council, Kentucky Department of Tourism, Louisville Metro Government, Metro Council, Councilmen Rick Blackwell, Bob Henderson, Doug Hawkins and Dan Johnson, and Metro Parks. Corporate support from National City Bank, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, AEGON, UPS, Brown-Forman, PNC Bank, The Courier Journal, Publishers Press, Hilliard Lyons, Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, Papa John’s, Today’s Woman, Bob Hook Chevrolet, and the Kentucky Derby Festival.
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