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Sept. 17: Broadway Artist David Yazbek

Tony Award-nominated artist will perform in Halling Recital Hall along with University students.

2016-09-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 9-12-2016

MANKATO – Minnesota State University, Mankato Theatre & Dance is proud to present an evening with the multi Tony Award-nominated artist David Yazbek (pictured), known for writing the music and lyrics for Broadway hits “The Full Monty,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.”

The event is 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Elias J. Halling Recital Hall, housed in Minnesota State Mankato’s Earley Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

Yazbek is an accomplished musician and will perform at the event along with Minnesota State Mankato musical theatre students who will feature pieces from each of Yazbek’s Broadway productions. A Q&A will follow.

Yazbek is in residence in the Department of Theatre & Dance Thursday through Saturday, conducting master classes with students and assisting with the 2016-17 Mainstage season opener, “The Full Monty.”

“Monty,” a premiere at Minnesota State Mankato, is about a group of unemployed steelworkers who become male strippers to earn some quick cash. The musical is based on the hit 1997 British film, reimagined and set in contemporary Buffalo, N.Y. (The show is meant for mature audiences only.)

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