Sister Act, Sabrina Fair and a Big Band Concert at FAU this Summer
by Polly Burks | Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters has announced its summer lineup for Festival Repertory Theatre 2019.
“Sabrina Fair, ” a romantic comedy by Samuel Taylor, will run from Friday, June 7 through Saturday, June 22; the comedy “Sister Act” will run from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 21; and Big Band Hits from the Golden Age will be presented on Saturday, July 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 at 2 p.m. The plays are in Studio One Theatre and the big band concert is in the Kaye Auditorium of the Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or by calling 561-297-6124.
A beautifully written romantic comedy, “Sabrina Fair” is a modern retelling of the Cinderella story that flips the fairytale on its head. When it ran on Broadway, it was called a “delightful, sparkling hit” and “the best American comedy in more than a decade.” “Sabrina Fair” charms the audience with a strong female character, witty dialogue, and plenty of romance and comedy.
The sensational feel-good musical comedy smash, “Sister Act” is a riot a minute! Based on the 1992 film, it features incredible music by Oscar and Tony winning composer Alan Menken, and when it played on Broadway, it was called “one of the happiest surprises” that “hits all the right spots.” Nominated for several Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Sister Act” is a celebration of music and a pure joy to experience!
The big band concert features the Florida Wind Symphony Jazz Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU. The band will present an evening of hits from the 30s, 40s and 50s, including authentic music of big band sensations like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman.
“Festival Rep,” now in its 22nd year, will once again feature professional equity actors working alongside FAU’s finest graduate students in their last production before they graduate and enter the world of professional theater. For more information on Festival Rep, visit www.fau.edu/festivalrep.