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‘Billy Elliot,’ ‘La Cage’ to be part of next Orlando Bway series

Faith Prince and Giuseppe Bausilio in the national tour of 'Billy Elliot the Musical' (photo by Joan Marcus)

Billy Elliot the Musical, the Tony Award-winning best musical of 2009, will be only one of several popular favorites included in the 2011-2012 Broadway Across America series at Orlando’s Carr Performing Arts Centre.

Also coming to Orlando next season: The 2010 Tony winner for best revival of a musical, La Cage aux Folles; the 2008 Tony winner in the same category, South Pacific; the multiple-Tony-winning mega-hits The Lion King and Les Misérables; and last season’s hit The Addams Family.

Billy Elliot will be here for a 12-day run and The Lion King for a month.

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‘West Side Story’ to hold chat-backs in English and Spanish

The national tour of West Side Story, opening tonight in Orlando and running through Sunday, will hold talkbacks in English and in Spanish Thursday at Barnes & Noble on Colonial Drive.

This production, directed by librettist Arthur Laurents, was noted for translating some of the dialogue and the lyrics to a couple of songs to Spanish. (In the Heights’ Lin-Manuel Miranda did the translations.) The Broadway production returned some of that language to English several months later. It will be interesting to see tonight how much of the Spanish remains on the tour.

In any case, here’s an opportunity for Spanish speakers, as well as English speakers, to mix with the West Side Story cast. Here’s the official word:

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Return to the ’80s with folks from ‘Rock of Ages’

Here’s your chance to meet some of the head-bangers from Rock of Ages, the 1980s “hair band” show that opens at Bob Carr tonight:

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Tickets to ‘Rock of Ages’ tour go on sale Friday

For you hair-band fans, tickets to the Broadway Across America — Orlando presentation of Rock of Ages, the Broadway big-hair musical, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Here’s more:

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Bob Carr Broadway series to sell 3-ticket packages

This is promising news for those of you who are dying to see a handful of the shows coming to Bob Carr this season but aren’t interested at all in the rest. It’s a three-ticket package for the Broadway Across America Orlando series, and it goes on sale this Friday.

So you could see Rock of Ages, West Side Story and Hair for $138 and up. (How did they know those three are the ones I want to see?)

Or you could see Wicked, Shrek and Young Frankenstein for $139.50 and up.

The packages go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday Sept. 24. Here’s the official word:

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