The Artist Series Announces 2013 Broadway Season!

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - Experience Broadway with the Artist Series’ 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season, which features the Jacksonville debuts of Flashdance The Musical, Blue Man Group, War Horse, Memphis, and Million Dollar Quartet, plus the return engagement of their Season Special, Mamma Mia! Join us after the jump for details!



 
Flashdance The Musical
December 10-15, 2013
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of Flashdance is now live on stage.  With electrifying dance at its core, Flashdance The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.  When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.  Flashdance features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, in addition to 16 brand new songs written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.  Flashdance The Musical features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
www.FlashdancetheMusical.com
 
Blue Man Group
January 21-26, 2014
Experience the Phenomenon.  Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.  The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.”  E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be.”  The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop.  It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”  Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.  With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures.  Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour.  This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget.  Blue Man Group continues to play year round at Universal Orlando Resort and is a must-see for Florida residents and visitors alike.
www.BlueMan.com


War Horse
February 18-23, 2014
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of five 2011 Tony Awards®, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey.  When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land.  But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.  Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world.  At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.

www.WarHorseOnStage.com
 
Memphis
March 18-23, 2014
TURN UP THAT DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.  Inspired by actual events, Memphis is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break.  Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves -- filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll.  Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Memphis, which played pre-Broadway at the La Jolla Playhouse, features a Tony®-winning book by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and a Tony®-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.  Directing is Tony® nominee Christopher Ashley (Xanadu), and choreography is by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys).  Get ready to experience Broadway’s most exciting new destination, what AP calls “The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be.”
www.MemphistheMusical.com
 
Million Dollar Quartet
April 22-27, 2014
Million Dollar Quartet is the Tony® award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.  On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time.  Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.  This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night.  Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame... at Million Dollar Quartet!
www.MillionDollarQuartetLive.com
 
OUR SEASON SPECIAL:
 
Mamma Mia!
October 18 & 19, 2013
Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.  Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at Mamma Mia!

www.Mamma-Mia.com

 
Artist Series’ 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season:
 
FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL  December 10-15, 2013
 
BLUE MAN GROUP January 21-26, 2014
 
WAR HORSE  February 18-23, 2014
 
MEMPHIS  March 18-23, 2014
 
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET April 22-27, 2014
 
Season Special
 
MAMMA MIA!  October 18 & 19, 2013


 
Season tickets to the Artist Series’ 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season are on sale now with five-show package prices starting at just $130.00!  Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week, and seating location.  A renewal order form has been mailed to current Artist Series subscribers, allowing them to confirm or upgrade their seats.
 
Current subscribers can renew today by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or 1-888-860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.  They may also email their invoices to renewal@artistseriesjax.org.
 
New subscribers can order their season tickets today to establish priority seating!  New subscriptions may be ordered over the phone by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or 1-888-860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.  New subscribers may also email newsub@artistseriesjax.org.
 
Subscriber benefits include: savings of up to 20% on your five-show season package, premium seat locations, no waiting in line for tickets, exclusive exchange privileges, priority ticket purchases, access to other Artist Series events, and lost ticket insurance.
 
VIP Seating is available to contributors to the Artist Series at five levels: Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron, and Donor.  Call (904) 442-BWAY (2929) for additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.
 
Tickets to individual shows in the Artist Series’ 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season are not available for purchase at this time.  Season ticket holders have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets before they go on sale to the public.  Broadway subscribers can also purchase tickets to other Artist Series events, including dance, opera, off-Broadway, concerts and family shows at the “Test Drive Your Seats Event.”  For more information on the 2013-2014 season, please visit www.artistseriesjax.org or www.facebook.com/artistseriesjax.
 
Reservations for groups of 10+ for each Broadway show can be made at this time by calling (904) 442-2947.
 
Performances for the Artist Series’ 2013-2014 Five-Show Broadway in Jacksonville Season are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30PM, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00PM, Saturday afternoons at 2:00PM, and Sundays at 1:30 PM and 7:00 PM. (All times are subject to change).  An American Sign Language interpreted performance for the deaf is available for the Sunday evening performance of each presentation. Please call the Artist Series Box Office at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) for more information.

For show photos, please contact Sarah Roy at saroy@fscj.edu or (904) 442-2933.
 
To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover call
The Artist Series Box Office at
(904) 442-BWAY (2929)
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the
The Artist Series’ website: www.artistseriesjax.org
The Artist Series has been recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.