Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2010-2011 Theater Series on Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 2pm with AMERICAN BIG BAND.
In AMERICAN BIG BAND, a cast of 20 singers, dancers and musicians perform the music of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and other masters, taking the audience on a sentimental journey through the history of American Big Band music. Structured as a series of radio programs, the show "broadcasts" from different locations throughout the United States, including The Savoy Ballroom, The Palomar Ballroom in Hollywood, Billy Rose's Music Hall in NYC, and the Cotton Club. This new theatrically-staged and choreographed production is by award-winning producer Matt Davenport.
AMERICAN BIG BAND is a presentation of Brooklyn Center's 2010-2011 Theater Series, which also includes the new Gershwin musical ‘S WONDERFUL on Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 3pm. Multibuys (any three or four performances) and Megabuys (any five or more performances) save up to 15% off individual ticket prices. Discounts are available for seniors, students, Brooklyn College faculty/staff/alumni, and groups of 15 or more.
Founded in 1954, the mission of Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is to present outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Brooklyn Center's presentations explore both the classical traditions and the boldest contemporary performances, embracing the world culture that defines Brooklyn. Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts welcomes over 70,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre each season, and boasts one of the largest arts education programs in the borough, serving 46,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools annually with its SchoolTime series. In recognition of its commitment to quality family programming, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts has been voted Brooklyn's Best Theater or Theater Group for Kids as part of Nickelodeon's 2009 ParentsConnect Parents' Picks Awards.
AMERICAN BIG BAND at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, 2900 Campus Road, Brooklyn
Sunday, February 20, 2011 at 2pm
Tickets: $27 ($30 at door)
Online orders: BrooklynCenterOnline.org
Box Office: (718) 951-4500, Tuesday - Saturday, 1pm - 6pm
Groups of 15 or more: (718) 951-4600, ext. 33
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts' programs are made possible in part with public funding from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding for the 2010-2011 season is provided by: Target; JP Morgan Chase; Con Edison; Macy's Foundation; Brooklyn Community Foundation; the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; National Grid; TD Bank; the New England Foundation for the Arts; Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour; The Harkness Foundation for Dance; Health Plus; and the Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund, established in the New York Community Trust by founders of The Reader's Digest Association. Additional support provided by CNG Publications, The Brooklyn Eagle, and WBGO. Backstage catering is graciously provided by Applebee's. Sheraton Brooklyn New York is the official hotel of Brooklyn Center's 2010-2011 season.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Assembly and Speaker Sheldon Silver; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York State Senate and Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson; Members of the Brooklyn Delegation to the New York City Council and Speaker Christine C. Quinn; and Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate Levin.