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March CES Productions at FSU to Include Three Irish Tenors and Philadanco!

Escape the late winter doldrums at Frostburg State University when Philadanco! and Three Irish Tenors come to campus in March as part of FSU's Cultural Events Series.

The pioneering dance company, Philadanco!, otherwise known as The Philadelphia Dance Company, will appear on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 in the Performing Arts Center's Drama Theatre. Saturday's performance is set for 8 p.m., while Sunday's performance is a matinee at 2 p.m.

Known for its adventurous style that fuses ballet, modern and ethnic dance influences, Philadanco! emphasizes innovative works by American choreographers in dramatic programs. According to Dance Magazine, "Philadanco's dancers are a miracle of skill and energy.... [They] can represent the possibilities of human spirit through dance."

This company from the City of Brotherly Love has performed at many world-renowned venues including Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Jacob's Pillow and Madison Square Garden. Other performances include collaborations with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Louis Bellson Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $8 for under 17. Discounted tickets are available for FSU staff and students.

This performance is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. This tour is also supported by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

Returning to campus after their sold-out Christmas in Dublin show in fall, 2000, the Three Irish Tenors will perform two shows, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall.

Ciaran Nagle of "Riverdance" fame, Anthony Norton from La Scala Milan and Tom Cregan from Royal Covent Garden will share the stage with soprano Jacqueline Whelan, accompanying herself on Irish harp, along with seannachi (storyteller) Jimmy Kennedy and a host of Irish dancers and musicians.

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with traditional favorites like "Danny Boy," "Galway Bay" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, " along with the delicate sounds of the harp, tall tales and lively Irish reels, jigs and step dance.

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $8 for under 17. Discounted tickets are available for FSU staff and students.

Anyone who holds tickets for last November's cancelled "Christmas in Dublin" with the Three Irish Tenors and wishes to attend the Tenors' performances on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, must exchange these tickets for new ones. To do so, visit the FSU CES Box Office in the Lane University Center, room 235, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call either (301) 687-3137 or (866) 849-9237 (toll free). You can also send an email message to

Dinner theatre specials are available at the following dinner theatre partner restaurants: Fratelli's Italian Restaurant; Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant; JB's Steak Cellar; Leone's Italian Restaurant and Oxford House. Each special includes a uniquely designed meal with non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity. Dinner theatre specials can be purchased through the CES Box Office.

For information and ticket purchases, and for dinner-theatre times, menu selections and reservation purchases, contact the FSU CES Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (301) 687-3137 or toll-free at 1-(866) TIXX CES. Order requests can also be faxed to (301) 687-7049 or emailed to Based on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office one hour prior to the performance.

For information and ticket availability on the day of the show, call (301) 687-4411. All patrons must have a ticket, and all ticket sales are final.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Frostburg State University's Cultural Events Series website at

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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