Lynn University to Launch 2016-17 Theatre Series with Capitol Steps and PIAF! THE SHOW

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will kick-off the season with two great shows in October and November.

Individual show tickets for the Live at Lynn Theatre Series are $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine, and can be purchased by phone at +1 561-237-9000, online at events/lynn.edu, or at Lynn's box office.

Oct. 1-2

Capitol Steps

· Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

· Sunday: 4 p.m.

Another election, another song. Capitol Steps was born when some Senate staffers were planning a Christmas party. They wanted to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they dug into the headlines to create their special brand of parody, satire and song. This election year, imagine the fun they'll have!

Sponsor: Sue Ellen Winkleblack

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine

Nov. 5-6

Piaf! The Show

· Saturday: 7:30 p.m.

· Sunday: 4 p.m.

Journey with Edith Piaf, everyone's favorite chanteuse, Piaf to the parks of Pigalle, to Montmartre in the era of "La Vie en Rose," with Anne Carrere, a young singer from the village of Puget, who captures the soul of France's national chanteuse, with songs that define the courage, sorrow and romance of the City of Lights.

Sponsors: Jackie and Bob Gill, Linda L. Miller

Cabaret reception sponsor: Etoile Volin

Location: Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center

Tickets: $70 for box, $55 for orchestra and $50 for mezzanine

The Live at Lynn Opening Night Cabaret Receptions

starring legendary singer/pianist Michael Laird

Join Jan McArt and an elite group of sponsors and "first nighters" in the Wold's Christine E. Lynn Salon immediately following the Saturday opening night performances. Hob nob with the performers and have your photo taken with the stars. Seating is very limited, so preference is given to members of the Theatre Arts Guild. To join Jan McArt's Theatre Arts Guild, visit give.lynn.edu/givetheatrearts or contact Desiree McKim at +1 561-237-7750.

Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 students from 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lynn among the top five most international schools and the top 25 most innovative. Lynn's NCAA Division II Fighting Knights have won 23 national titles, its Conservatory of Music features a world-renowned faculty of performers, and its nationally recognized Institute for Achievement and Learning empowers students with learning differences. The school's Dialogues curriculum and award-winning iPad program help Lynn graduates gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to fulfill their potential in an ever-changing world. For more information, visit www.lynn.edu.

The 750-seat Wold Performing Arts Center, located on Lynn's campus in the heart of Boca Raton, is easily accessible by both I-95 and the Florida Turnpike. Recently ranked by Best Value Schools, an online publication, as one of the "25 Most Amazing University Performing Arts Centers," the Wold features superb acoustics, a modern lighting system, a large, light-filled lobby, and flexible space well-suited for dramatic productions, concerts and other cultural events. With an elegant salon, outdoor sunset terrace and intimate black-box studio, this new center is home to numerous concerts and events, including professional theatrical performances by the theatre arts program's Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series, the Live at Lynn American Songbook Series, and Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series, as well as performances from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music and the Drama Department in the College of International Communication. For more information, visit www.lynn.edu/events.

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