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“Drumline Live” Recreates the Excitement of a Black College Marching-Band Halftime Show

"Drumline Live" marches into Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 25th and 26th

"Drumline Live" marches into Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 25th and 26th

Broadway Series South will present Drumline Live, a musical extravaganza based on the electrifying African-American marching-band tradition dramatized in the 2002 movie Drumline, directed by Charles Stone III, at 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. Created by the musical team behind the film Drumline, Drumline Live is co-produced by Halftime Live, LLC and CAMI Ventures, LLC.

According to Broadway Series South:

Drumline Live kicks off its second U.S. tour in the 2010-11 season, following its extremely successful 70-performance international tour in the 2008-09 season….

Drumline Live’s energetic cast has honed its precision and energy with years of training in marching band programs across the southern United States….

“This versatile group of musicians and dancers brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. Equally at home with the hottest contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown tunes, and the rousing sounds of the great brass tradition, Drumline Live … is thrilled to share the American Marching Band experience with a wider audience.

“‘We’ve taken the excitement of an HBCU [historically black colleges and universities] football game halftime show, increased the intensity by a thousand watts, and created a musical journey that will touch every emotion,’ [writes] Don P. Roberts, creator and director.”

Broadway Series South presents DRUMLINE LIVE at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601.

TICKETS: $20-$36.

BOX OFFICE:

Progress Energy Center Box Office: 919/831-6060 (information only).

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000, 919/834-4000, or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115203/1441473.

SHOW: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/event/drumline-228.

VIDEO PREVIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvL05NWYKMw.

PRESENTER: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/broadway-series-south.

VENUE: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/venue/memorial-auditorium.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/directions.

PARKING: http://www.progressenergycenter.com/parking.

OTHER LINKS:

Drumline Live: http://www.drumlinelive.com/ (official website) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drumline_Live (Wikipedia).

Drumline: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drumline_(film) (Wikipedia) and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303933/ (Internet Movie Database).

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