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"Titanic, the Musical” Comes to the LSU Student Union Theater

10/02/2012 01:59 PM

BATON ROUGE – On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the legendary ship, the LSU Union Theater presents “Titanic, the Musical” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. as a part of the LSU Union Theater Presents Great Performances Series.

 

Winner of five Tony Awards, including best musical, best book and best score, “Titanic” is the story of the launching, the maiden voyage, the collision with the iceberg and the sinking played out against the background of the rigid class-distinctions of the Edwardian age, a tale of recounted dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship.

 

Featuring a cast of 26, the contemporary musical presents the story of one of America’s greatest tragedies with exceptional music, outstanding choreography and impressive scenic design in a powerfully moving production.

 

Traveling on this colossal ship on its maiden voyage meant a crossing among the very rich and famous of the time, a chance to go to the “new world” to find fortune or to partake in a social extravaganza among friends. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the third class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised second class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous and the millionaire-barons of the first class dream of their hegemony lasting forever.

 

The ship itself, a dream deemed to be life-protecting and unsinkable by the ship's architect Thomas Andrews, journeys into legend in the hands of its captain, owner and crew as a stoker, a lookout and a telegraph operator reveal from their perspectives why Titanic was going too fast, saw the iceberg too late and could not summon help to arrive in time. Sadly, at the end of the day, all find that money, class and all the dreams in the world meant nothing to the power of the sea when it claimed the sadly crippled “unsinkable” ocean liner.

 

Tickets are $36-$44 and may be purchased online at www.uniontheater.lsu.edu or by contacting the Union Theater box office at 225-578-5128. For further information or group discount pricing, please contact Terry Serio, assistant theater director, by phone at 225-578-6013 or by email at tserio@lsu.edu.

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