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Like show tunes? Loyola presents Broadway-style musical complete with live band

October 28, 2014

Featuring classic show tunes from Broadway hits such as “Chicago” to “Cabaret” and beyond, Loyola University New Orleans presents “The World Goes ‘Round”—a musical revue of the songs of Broadway's greatest storytellers, John Kander and Fred Ebb. “The World Goes ‘Round” will run Nov. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. as well as Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Marquette Theater at Loyola, located in the lower level of Marquette Hall on the university’s main campus. Tickets, available now online, are $12 for general admission and $8 for students, seniors and Loyola faculty/staff.

The production showcases an all-student cast, including a four-member live band performing well-known selections from “Chicago,” “Cabaret” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” as well as songs from the team’s lesser-known musicals “The Happy Time,” “The Rink,” “The Act” and “Flora and the Red Menace.” Featured songs also include pieces from the films “Funny Lady” and “New York, New York,” as well as songs that Kander and Ebb wrote specifically for their muses and frequent collaborators, Liza Minnelli and Chita Rivera.

Director C. Patrick Gendusa brings to the stage nonstop entertainment and a celebration of life filled with humor, romance, drama, nonstop melody and brassy, insightful lyrics. The music director is Ken Weber from University Ministry and the choreographer is Theatre Arts & Dance senior Kali Russell.

The play made the list of “must see” theater performances published by New Orleans-based cultural lifestyle website, Invade.com.

This event is part of Loyola's Montage Fine and Performing Arts series, which hosts more than 250 public events throughout the academic year. Additional productions in the 2014-15 Montage theatre and dance season include:

  • Fall One-Act Festival
    Nov. 19-20, 7 p.m.
    Lower Depths Theater, free admission
  • Loyola Ballet Fall Concert – Classical, Character, Contemporary
    Nov. 21-22 at 8 p.m.
    Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall
  • Alice in Wonderland by Ernest Ferlita, S.J.
    Feb. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Feb. 8 at 2 p.m.
    Lower Depths Theater
  • Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
    March 13-14, 19-21 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
    Marquette Theater
  • Spring One-Act Festival
    April 11, 15-16 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m.
    Lower Depths Theater, free admission
  • Loyola Ballet Spring Performance
    April 24-25 at 8 p.m.
    Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall

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