Titanic opens on 7/12 at Hangar Theatre

Ithaca, NY (07/03/12) – Honoring the 100th Anniversary of the legendary maritime event, the Hangar presents a striking new production of TITANIC: The Musical. Winner of five Tony awards in 1997 – including Best Musical – the Hangar’s Titanic will feature several members of the original Broadway cast, playing July 13 – July 28.The story of the “unsinkable” ship TITANIC remains the landmark disaster of the last century. The events of the early hours of April 15, 1912, continue to intrigue, disturb, and fascinate the public to this day.With a Tony-winning book by Peter Stone (1776, The Will Rogers Follies, Woman of the Year), Titanic is based on the true stories of the officers, crew, and passengers onboard that ill-fated night. The music and lyrics are by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), who won the Tony for Best Original score. Directed by original cast member Don Stephenson (Of Mice and Men, 39 Steps), with musical direction is by Ian Weinberger (Death Takes a Holiday,Anything Goes, Pride and Prejudice) and choreographed by Liza Gennaro (The Most Happy Fella), Hangar’s Titanic will truly be a night to remember.Titanic’s cast includes original Broadway cast members Alma Cuervo (Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret), Drew McVety (Billy Elliot, Sunday in the Park with George, Spamalot), and William Youmans (Finians’ Rainbow, Wicked) as well as Philip Hoffman (From last season’s Ever So Humble), Christianne Tisdale (Beauty and the Beast) and the Tony nominated star of Jekyll and Hyde Robert Cuccioli.The the cast also includes Will Boyajian, Sarah Charles, Xander Chauncey, Katie Drinkard, Jeremy Ellisonn Gladstone, Elizabeth Hake, Joneal Joplin, Greg Kamp, John Langley, Matt Madden, Christian Palmer, Noah Plomgren, Ariella Serur, and David Studwell.Artistic Director Peter Flynn stated “Last year, the Hangar presented a wildly successful reconceived production of Ragtime, presenting this historically significant musical in a new and imaginative fashion. This year, we bring you Titanic, another large scale musical, re-imagined for the Hangar stage, giving our audiences the opportunity to hear this gorgeous sweeping score and this endlessly compelling story. Additionally we are thrilled to present an amazing cast drawn from the Broadway stage as well as some incredible local talent. This is a show not to be missed”.Regular tickets range from $21 to $45. Subscriptions – offering preferred seating, lower ticket prices, and packed with added benefits – are also available by calling 607.273.8588. Tickets can be purchased at: www.hangartheatre.org, by phone at607.273.4497 or 1.800.28.ITHACA, or in person at Ticket Center Ithaca on the Downtown Commons or one hour before curtain at the Hangar Theatre box office.The recently renovated theatre is located at 801 Taughanock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850. The Hangar business office is located at Center Ithaca at 171 East State Street, Suite 203, Ithaca, NY 14851.The Hangar Theatre’s commitment to making theatre accessible for the entire community is represented though our Pay What You Can (PWYC) program. Patrons may pay what they can afford to see a show. The first Saturday matinee performance of each Mainstage production and the Saturday noon performances of KIDDSTUFF are all reserved for PWYC thanks to the generosity of our Mainstage PWYC sponsor Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP and our KIDDSTUFF PWYC sponor GreenStar Cooperative Market. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased at the Hangar Theatre box office one hour before curtain.The Hangar Theatre is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities. The Hangar gratefully acknowledges Titanic: The Musical Corporate Sponsors Tompkins Trust Company and Media Sponsor Cayuga Radio Group. Visit our website at www.hangartheatre.org

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