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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts to Present ‘Finian’s Rainbow’

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April 16, 2013

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

April 16, 2013

The University of Texas at Tyler School of Performing Arts’ music department will present the musical “Finian’s Rainbow” in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Dr. Molly Johnson, director of opera and musical theater, announced.

Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

General admission tickets are $5 each. There is no admission charge for UT Tyler students with valid student identification. Tickets are available in the UT Tyler FPAC, room 2009 and at the door (cash or check only).

“This family-friendly musical is an American theater classic,” said Johnson, who serves as artistic director.

“Finian’s Rainbow” is a combination of whimsy, romance and political satire. Finian McLonergan has emigrated from Ireland to the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky with his daughter Sharon, intent on burying a stolen pot of gold. Hot on their heels is Og, a leprechaun intent on recovering his treasure, before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complicating matters are a corrupt senator who makes no effort to conceal his racial bigotry and the wishes made by those unknowingly in the vicinity of the hidden crock.

For more information, email Johnson, mollyjohnson@uttyler.edu or call 903.566.7490.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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