You should be — and you will be — dancing! Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present Saturday Night Fever: The Musical on Feb. 14-19 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. According to NCT’s news release, Saturday Night Fever is “the iconic story of Tony [Manero] — the kid from Brooklyn USA — who wants to dance his way to a better life. Fueled by vintage Bee Gees hits, this contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of talented actor/singer/dancers meets a new generation of playgoers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy.”
Also according to NCT:
“This all new production of Saturday Night Fever: The Musical will be directed by Marcia Kash, with choreography by Marc Kimelman and music direction by Steve Thomas. Featured in the cast are Matt Alfano as Tony Manero, Tessa Alves as Stephanie, and Heather McGuigan as Annette, along with Christy Adamson, Jak Barradell, Katie Beethan, Deb Collins, Michael De Rose, Kristin Dobby, Aaron Ferguson, Nicko Giannakos, Ryan Gifford, Sarah Higgins, Galen Johnson, Kyla Musselman, David Rosser, Adam Sergison, AJ Simmons, Justin Stadnyk, and Jennifer Thiessen….
“Based on Nik Cohn’s 1976 New York Magazine article ‘Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night‘ and Norman Wexler’s hit 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever: The Musical features the world-famous music of the Bee Gees. This musical adaptation of the classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing. Tony Manero is a clerk in a paint store in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. But he lives for Saturday evening and his visit to the local disco, 2001 Odyssey.
“At the disco, Tony is no longer an inconspicuous employee, he is the king of the dance floor. There he meets dancer Stephanie Mangano. The two decide to take part in a dance competition. Although Tony is interested in a relationship with Stephanie, she rejects him, thinking that she can pursue higher goals and meet a better selection of men in Manhattan. But Tony and Stephanie continue to rehearse and win the dance competition.
“Almost all of the songs from the original movie sound track are included in the stage musical. The album remained 24 weeks on the top of the U.S. album charts and stayed until March 1980 on the charts. In the U.K., the album also achieved first place for 18 weeks, and it is one of the most successful movie sound tracks of all time. In 1979, it won a Grammy as Album of the Year. In 2003, it reached #131 of Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time‘”
Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre present SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: THE MUSICAL at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-17 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.
Duke Energy Center Box Office: 919-996-8700 or firstname.lastname@example.org (information only).
BSS GROUP RATES (10+ tickets): 919-996-8707, email@example.com, or http://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/broadway-series-south/group-sales.
NCT Box Office: 919-831-6941, ext. 6944, or http://www.nctheatre.com/tickets/season-tickets.
NCT GROUP RATES (10+ tickets): 919-831-6941, ext. 6949; firstname.lastname@example.org; or http://nctheatre.com/groups.
Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115203/844061.
SHOW: http://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/event/saturday-night-fever-7406 and http://nctheatre.com/shows/saturday-night-fever.
Broadway Series South: http://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/broadway-series-south, https://www.facebook.com/broadwayseriessouthraleigh, and https://twitter.com/BroadwaySouth.
2017 BSS SEASON: http://www.dukeenergycenterraleigh.com/broadway-series-south.
North Carolina Theatre: http://www.nctheatre.com/, https://www.facebook.com/nctheatre, https://twitter.com/nctheatre, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Carolina_Theatre, and http://www.youtube.com/user/nctheatre.
NCT BLOG (Stage Notes): http://www.nctheatre.com/stage-notes.
2016-17 NCT SEASON: http://nctheatre.com/show-season/201617-season.
NOTE: Arts Access, Inc. of Raleigh will audio-describe the show’s 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18th, performance.
Saturday Night Fever (film): http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/4110/Saturday-Night-Fever/ (Turner Classic Movies page), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076666/ (Internet Movie Database), and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Fever (Wikipedia).
Saturday Night Fever: The Musical (1998 West End and 1999 Broadway musical): https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-show/saturday-night-fever-7755 (Internet Broadway Database) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Fever_%28musical%29 (Wikipedia).
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