Jane Lynch to Ring in the New Year at Eccles Center

Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian and singer Jane Lynch unleashes an unconventional, uproarious, music-filled cabaret show -- or what The New York Times dubbed "the anti-cabaret" -- on Wednesday, December 31. The side-splitting musical journey into the New Year begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 435-655-3114 or online at EcclesCenter.org.

"Laughter and song wrapped in a brilliant package... We simply can't think of a better way to enter a New Year," says PCI executive director Teri Orr.

Perhaps best known for her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee or her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie or her roles in such films as 40 Year-Old Virgin, Best in Show and Role Models..., Lynch has mastered the art of comedic timing and, oh boy, can she sing. Celebrating her love of the beauty -- and absurdity -- of American standards and show tunes, Lynch puts on a memorable and downright hilarious performance. Though her cabaret show is relatively new, the vast array of tunes she summons are not necessarily so -- Sinatra as well as songs from Christopher Guest's mockumentary, "A Mighty Wind."

Lynch's extraordinary accomplishments range from her early days at The Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre to Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning performances on primetime television and film. She's hosted the 63rd Emmy Awards, written a memoir ("Happy Accidents") and taken Broadway by storm. Jane Lynch's New Year's Eve performance promises to put the "Happy" in Happy New Year. Cheers!

Park City Institute presents Jane Lynch in a New Year's Eve performance on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City). Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $165. Tickets and information are available at The Eccles Center box office, 435-655-3114 or www.ecclescenter.org.

Park City Institute (formerly Park City Performing Arts Foundation) is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Founded in 1994, PCI presents internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers and film at The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. The institute proudly launched the Mega Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ - a free, after school literacy program and very thinky retail store - in January 2010. And the organization continues to illuminate with TEDx events, Curiosities evenings and The Park City Institute / Strategic News Service "Future in Review" Speaker Series. The organization recently wrapped up its11th season of summer concerts at Deer Valley Resort.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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