JPAC to Open LOVE STORY, THE MUSICAL on Valentine's Day

JPAC to Open LOVE STORY, THE MUSICAL on Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center presents LOVE STORY, the musical inspired by Erich Segal's best-selling novel and one of the most romantic films of all time - with book and lyrics by Stephen Clark, music and additional lyrics by Howard Goodall, directed by JPAC Managing Director Melanie Lamoureux and musical direction by John Warren. LOVE STORY, the musical will play February 14 - March 1, 2014 at the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero.

Tickets go on sale Monday, January 13, 2014 at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. The press performances are Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm.

LOVE STORY, the musical features Caitlin Borek, Maxwell DeTogne, Edward Fraim, Elliott Fredland, Carisa Gonzalez, Kimberly Hasara, Judy Knudtson, Steve Malone and Sarah Lynn Robinson.

When Oliver Barrett IV wanders into a library in search of a book, he discovers Jenny Cavilleri. They came from different worlds. He was a Harvard man, she was Radcliffe. He was rich, she was poor. But they fell in love. This is their story. A celebration of love and life, LOVE STORY, the musical will win your heart... and may just break it.

The production team for LOVE STORY, the musical includes Michael Nedza (scenic and props design, technical director), Lindsay Prerost (costume design), Dante J. Orfei (lighting design) and Micheal A. Kott (multimedia/sound design) and Samantha Nieves (stage manager/assistant director).

Musicians: Sharon Knickerbocker (piano/conductor), Ayako Kikuchi (violin 1), Jenna Anderson (violin 2), Rick Nef (viola), David Keller (cello), Ben Dillinger (bass) and Brent Moore (guitar).

Performances play the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave., Cicero. Press performances: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Regular run: Sunday, February 16 - Saturday, March 1, 2014. Curtain Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets: $18. $16 senior discount. Group rates are available. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 13, 2014 at www.jpactheatre.com or by calling (708) 656-1800. Parking: Free parking is available.

About the Director: Melanie Lamoureux serves as Managing Director of the Jedlicka Performing Arts Center. She holds a Bachelors of Music Education (Voice) from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Music (Musical Theatre) from the Boston Conservatory. She is the Founding Artistic Director of BAMtheatre, a youth educational theatre program that involves over 200 youth every summer. Through BAM, Melanie has directed over 20 productions including Violet, Nine, Chicago, and others. At the Boston Conservatory, Melanie established the Young Audiences program and directed How Can You Run With A Shell On Your Back? by Chicago natives Alan Schmuckler and Michael Mahler. For her graduating thesis project, Melanie wrote, directed and performed in an original musical based on the Jeannette Walls' memoir The Glass Castle. Melanie is also on the faculty of Fenwick High School, directing the Honors Choral and Theatre programs.

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center strives to bring audiences a variety of theatrical pieces, from the classics to premiere works, providing an environment of excitement and discovery for its patrons while maintaining a unique performance venue for its artists. For additional information, visit www.jpactheatre.com.

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