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Arts & Entertainment WCU's theatre Mainstage tickets go on sale Aug. 16

Western Carolina University will soon kick off its University Theatre’s Mainstage season.

The 2011-12 season includes four shows – two musicals and two comedies. Scheduled are the comedy, “I Hate Hamlet,”; the musical, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”; the concert version of “Music Is,” based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”; and a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.”

Mainstage season subscriptions for all four shows cost $50 for adults, $40 for seniors, faculty and staff and $20 for students (a 30 percent savings over individual prices) and will be available Aug. 16 to Oct 5.

In addition to the Mainstage season, the School of Stage and Screen will present two special events: a radio adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and the fourth annual Controlled Chaos Film Festival, featuring student films. All seats for both shows, to be held at the Bardo Arts Center, are $10. These events are not included in the subscription price.

To order tickets, or for more information about the season, call the Bardo Arts Center box office at (828)227-2479 or online at www.bardoartscenter.wcu.edu.


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