Is a trip to New York City not in the cards for you this summer? Have you always dreamed of strolling the Great White Way before catching a show? Thanks to Blumenthal Performing Arts, some of Broadway’s most recent hits will be making their way to the Queen City.
Here’s your guide to summer’s can’t-miss shows:
“Fun Home” won five Tony Awards in 2015 including Best Musical. It is considered a landmark musical, based on the best-selling member by Alison Bechdel, chronicling her childhood through three different ages.
Five-word synopsis: Parents through grown-up eyes
“Jersey Boys” is a Broadway classic and a crowd-pleaser: perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests. Based on the true story of The Four Seasons, rock out to a show full of classics like “Sherry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
Five-word synopsis: Four kids make pop history
This version of the Broadway staple, “The King and I,” won four 2015 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical. This is one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works and features a score with “Getting To Know You,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Something wonderful, indeed.
Five-word synopsis: Teacher meets King+wives+kids.
Who can argue with Disney on Broadway? This magical show features the immensely-popular score by Academy Award winner Alan Menken—so try not to sing along too loud.
Five-word synopsis: Ocean or land? Try both.