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'The Book of Mormon' and four more shows to be performed in Toledo in 2014-15

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Mark Edelman, president of the Theater League, announced yesterday that season tickets are now on sale for the 2014-15 Broadway in Toledo Series Live! at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo. The line up for the series includes new shows from Broadway and some classic Broadway favorites. Shows include “Camelot”, “The Book of Mormon”, “Sister Act” and “Once”. Plus, a special engagement of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be offered to audiences in January.

“Camelot” will arrive first to kick off the season. From Oct. 23-26, the four-time Tony Award winning show will be performed for Toledo audiences. The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table will come to life on stage. Audiences will relive the troubled love triangle between Arthur, Guinevere his queen, and Lancelot his best friend.
“We’re excited to be presenting this national tour revival of Camelot,” Edelman said. “It’s a great love story, with some of the most soaring ballads in Broadway history” The show contains the romantic songs “If I Would Ever Leave You”, “How to Handle a Woman” and many others.

“The Book of Mormon” will take the stage next on Dec. 16-21. This winner of 9 Tony Awards comes from the creative minds of Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Robert Lopez, co-creator of Avenue Q. This hilarious story captures the adventures of two missionaries who go to Uganda. Entertainment Weekly said this new Broadway show maybe “the funniest musical of all time.”

Next to grace the Stranahan stage will be another comedy, “Sister Act” from April 9-12, 2015. Featuring original music by Tony® and eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken, this uproarious tale tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer whose life takes a twist in fate when she witnesses a crime. Seeking protection for Deloris from the mob, the cops hide her in a convent! Once there, Deloris befriends the sisters and helps them to find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

On May 5-10, 2015, the final show of the 2014-15 season is the 2012 smash hit “Once” which won eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical. “Once” tells the story of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream until a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Captivating and inspiring, “Once” is an remarkable story about going for your dreams.

Plus, by special arrangement, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented on Jan. 23-24 at the Stranahan Theater. Season members will get the chance to buy tickets to this remarkable show before the rest of the public. Members may also to choose to use the Theater League’s new Swap-A-Show program. All members may choose to change tickets for one of the previously mentioned shows to receive the same number of tickets for “Beauty and the Beast” on either date.

Season tickets start at $130 for all four shows and payment plans are available. New season members should order early for the best seats and may reserve a place in line for 2014-15 season tickets by calling 419.381.8851, by going to the Stranahan Theater website or by visiting the box office at 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH, 43614. More information is available at theaterleague.com.

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