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Husson’s Gracie Theatre Announces Second Season

Star-studded line-up features music, theatre and comedy

BANGOR, ME – The Gracie Theatre at Husson University is proud to announce its second season beginning this fall.  Together with founding sponsor Bangor Savings Bank, the Gracie’s  star-studded season includes performances by the country duo and CMA winners, Steel Magnolia, an evening of jazz with Molly Ringwald and  her quartet, the Tony-winning musical Forbidden Broadway, and TV/Film star and comedian Paul Reiser performing live comedy.

 

“The Gracie Theatre’s first season was a huge success thanks to the support of our founding sponsor Bangor Savings Bank,” says Jeri Misler, managing director for the Gracie Theatre. “This upcoming season promises to be even more spectacular with plenty of star power and a broad range of talent never seen by Greater Bangor audiences.”

 

The season kicks off Saturday, September 14, 2013 with award-winning country singing duo Steel Magnolia. Most recently, Steel Magnolia won first place on  the television show Can You Duet along with nine industry award nominations including Top New Vocal Duo of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in both 2010 and 2011 and a 2012 ACM Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.   Band members Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones will perform hits from their debut CD featuring their bracing take of Keep On Lovin’ You which was the highest charting debut single by a co-ed duo in Billboard history.  The single climbed all the way to No. 5 on the Billboard Country Charts and has been downloaded more than a million times while landing in the major motion picture, Valentine’s Day.

 

Film star Molly Ringwald performs An Evening with Molly Ringwald and her Jazz Quartet on Saturday, November 23.  Performance times will be 4pm and 7:30 pm, featuring songs from Molly’s first Solo CD Except Sometimes released this year. The Huffington Post describes Ringwald’s mezzo-soprano voice as, “unaffected, clear and at moments, vulnerable,” and praises her fresh interpretation of The Breakfast Club hit song, “Don’t You Forget About Me.”  Though best known for movie roles in 80’s including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, more recently Molly starred as Sally Bowles in Cabaret in the Broadway revivals as Sally Bowles in Cabaret of Sweet Charity, , Enchanted April, and Modern Orthodox opposite Jason Biggs. Currently, Molly can be seen on the TV show, Confessions of an American Teenager.

Broadway’s favorite spoof and Tony Award winner Forbidden Broadway comes to the Gracie stage February 1, 2014.  With satirical vignettes of recent Broadway hits including Book of Mormon, Wicked, Follies, Spiderman, and Annie, this show features outrageous costumes, hilarious rewrites of the songs you know, and dead-on impressions by a stellar cast. The fall-down funny musical roast of Broadway that has picked up 9 Drama Desk Awards, a Special Tony®, an Obie, a Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award, New York’s longest running musical comedy revue.

Rounding out the season is comedian and actor Paul Reiser performing April 12, 2014. Reiser is often remembered for notable performances in films such as Diner, Bye, Bye Love, The Marrying Man, Aliens, and Beverly Hills Cop I and II, and the critically acclaimed NBC series Mad about You for which he co-wrote the theme song. Reiser recently appeared in the HBO movie Behind the Candelabra starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon about the life of Liberace. As a writer, Paul adds “New York Times Bestselling Author” to his impressive list of accomplishments.

Tickets for the four show season are $100.00 which includes ticketing fees with single show tickets also  available at www.gracietheatre.com, Facebook, or by calling 941-7888.