Two-Time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster Brings One-Woman Show To The Eccles Center
Expanding on its traditional New Year's Eve Celebration, the Park City Institute announced a full evening of festivities, open to residents and visitors all. The evening begins at 8:00 P.M., with a performance from two-time Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist, Sutton Foster, in her critically-acclaimed one-woman show. Following the performance, the celebration continues at Tupelo, 508 Main Street, featuring festive cocktails, an elegant supper menu from James Beard-featured chef, Matt Harris, and dancing past midnight.
"It's an honor to present Sutton Foster, who has set the standard for a new generation of performers," said PCI Executive Director Teri Orr. "She won two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway, delights audiences with her role on the TV show, Younger, and performs her one-woman show to critical acclaim."
Foster stars as Liza Miller, the lead role in Darren Star's hit TV Land series, Younger. On Broadway, she has appeared in Violet, Anything Goes, Shrek, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Les Misérables, Annie, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Grease. She won Tony Awards for her performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her Off-Broadway credits include Sweet Charity (The Pershing Square Signature Center) The Wild Party (City Center Encores!), Trust (Second Stage), Anyone Can Whistle(City Center Encores!). She has released three albums, Take Me to the World, Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle. Foster has appeared on a variety of TV shows including, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life," "Bunheads," "Elementary," "Psych," "Royal Pains," "Law & Order: SVU," "Flight of the Conchords" and "Sesame Street." She holds an honorary doctorate from Ball State University, where she also teaches.
The New Year's eve performance will feature selections from her original recordings, some Broadway favorites- and, of course, a few stories.
Orr noted the expansion of the Institute's party adds a new option for celebrating the New Year. "Previously, this celebration was just for ticket holders in the front section of the theater," Orr said. "This year, we are inviting anyone who wants to enjoy the show, the party, or both to join us, as we usher in 2019 at Tupelo. We have terrific experiences planned to last well past midnight."
The party will begin at 10:00 PM, at Tupelo, with festive cocktails and an elegant menu, by owner and Executive Chef, Matt Harris. "Chef Harris was recently honored alongside other renowned Park City chefs, at an event at the James Beard House in New York." said Orr. "He is creating a special menu for our celebration, along with some signature cocktails. There will be dancing past midnight-it's a stylish welcome to 2019."
Park City Institute will provide complimentary shuttle service from the Eccles Center, to Tupelo, for guests who attend the performance.
Tickets for the Special Event, New Year's Eve with Sutton Foster, start at $50. Discounts are also available for children (17 and under), and seniors. Ticket holders may purchase tickets for the party at Tupelo, for $100.
Tickets for the party at Tupelo are $150, or $100 for members of the Park City Institute. Memberships start at $49, and may be purchased at parkcityinstitute.org. Call the Box Office at 435-655-3114, for more information.
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