Book by Isobel Lennart from an original story by Miss Lennart
Directed by Devanand Janki
Tickets are now on sale.
Michigan State University's Department of Theatre will conclude its season by presenting the musical, Funny Girl at the Pasant Theatre April 19-28, 2013.
Funny Girl was a smash hit when it debuted on Broadway in 1964 and includes the hits "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade". With music by Jules Styne, Lyrics by Bob Merrill and a book by Isobel Lennart, Funny Girl tells the story of Ziegfeld Follies star, Fanny Brice, just prior to and following World War I. Fanny transforms from an ugly duckling into a beautiful swan in this hilarious and heart-breaking musical.
The production is directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki and features area favorite, Kenneth Beachler, as Mr. Ziegfeld and MSU senior theatre major, Zachera Wollenberg, as Fanny Brice. Guest director Devanand Janki directed East and West Coast Concert versions of the musical starring Ana Gasteyer, Lillias White, Jane Krakowski & Bebe Neuwirth.
Performances will be held in the Wharton Center's Pasant Theatre. Tue/Wed/Thu 7:30 pm; Fri 8 pm; Sat 2 & 8 pm; Sun 2 pm. Thursday April 25 will include a post-show discussion open to the public immediately following this performance. A pre-show discussion with the Funny Girl creative team will be held at 1:15pm on Sunday April 21.
Tickets are available at the Wharton Center Box Office (1.800.WARTON or 1.800.942.7866) More information can be found on the MSU Department of Theatre website: www.theatre.msu.edu
Adult tickets: $20, Senior tickets: $18, Student tickets: $15.