Fans of country music and Broadway alike are invited to saddle up and enjoy a timeless, honky-tonk love story when “Urban Cowboy: The Musical” rides into town, with three performances on Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Performing Arts Center Drama Theatre at Frostburg State University. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Presented as part of the Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series and sponsored by Best Western—The Braddock, “Urban Cowboy,” the 1980 hit movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, made a household name of Gilley's, a sprawling dance bar in Houston, and its signature mechanical bull. Now “Urban Cowboy” rides again as a Broadway musical, written by the original author and screenwriter, Aaron Latham. “Urban Cowboy: The Musical” is the story of Bud, a new breed of cowboy who's turning heads and looking for love in the biggest honky-tonk in the world. His whirlwind romance and marriage to Sissy are played out against a gritty landscape of oilfields, trailer parks and a sawdust-covered dance floor where nights come alive with brawls, babes and a foot-stomping band.
The score features a wide range of toe-tappin' country-western hits, including songs from the original film such as "Lookin' for Love In All the Wrong Places," "Could I Have This Dance?" and "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Modern classics by contemporary artists like Clint Black, Toby Keith, and Brooks and Dunn, as well as original compositions, complete the musical line-up.
“Urban Cowboy: The Musical” is produced by Windwood Productions. Windwood produced the national tours of “Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” Barry Manilow's “Copacabana,” “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Windwood's 2005 tour of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan, has received enthusiastic acclaim from audiences and presenters across the country. Sloan returns to direct and choreograph “Urban Cowboy: The Musical.”
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at (301) 687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.
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