Kent State’s School of Theatre and Dance and Musical Theater Project Present Zorba! in Concert
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, in partnership with The Musical Theater Project, will present a concert performance of Zorba! on Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. in E. Turner Stump Theatre, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent Campus. A second performance will take place Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beck Center in Lakewood, Ohio.
With the book by Joseph Stein, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Zorba! follows carefree vagabond Zorba the Greek as he befriends young Nikos on the road to Crete. When tragedy strikes, Zorba teaches Nikos to embrace the value of life.
Zorba! is directed by Terri Kent, Kent State professor and Porthouse Theatre producing artistic director, and is music directed by Nancy Maier of The Musical Theater Project. Kent State Assistant Professor Jennifer Korecki serves as associate music director. Fabio Polanco, Kent State associate professor and Equity actor, portrays Zorba. The remainder of the cast is composed of students in Kent State’s musical theatre program.
Zorba! marks the second partnership between Kent State and The Musical Theater Project, which collaborated on a concert production of Babes in Arms in September 2014.
For tickets to the Kent State performance, call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Monday to Friday, noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for Kent State alumni, faculty and staff, $14 for seniors (60+) and $10 for non-Kent State students age 18 and under. Tickets are free for full-time, Kent Campus undergraduate students. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person. Flex pass subscriptions also are available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check and cash.