McGovern, Poulos and Bolton to Be Part of Geva's 2010-2011 Season

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Maureen McGovern's new evening of song, Carry It On, will be included in the 2010-2011 season at Rochester's Geva Theatre. The Tony-winning musical The Music Man and August Wilson's Radio Golf are also on the bill.
Maureen McGovern
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Pre-season offerings include Louise Roche's Girls Night: The Musical, about five girlfriends having an outrageous night in a karaoke bar, which will run July 6-Aug. 1. Songs featured include "Lady Marmalade," "It's Raining Men," "Man, I Feel Like a Woman" and "I Will Survive."

Also scheduled is Young @ Heart, the acclaimed rock chorus comprising singers ages 70 to 89, who will perform a one-night-only concert Alive and Well July 8. The troupe performs songs by Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and more.

The main stage season officially begins with Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, running September-October. Paul Mason Barnes will direct the Tony Award-winning play that will star Jim Poulos as Mozart. Poulos (Broadway's Rent) also starred in the work for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis under Barnes' direction in 2009.

Filling the October-November slot will be McGovern's Carry It On: A Personal Journey through the Songs of a Generation, which she co-created with Philip Himberg. The Grammy-winning vocalist will explore her musical influences including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and more.

A new stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol will run November-December. Mark Cuddy penned and directs the stage adaptation that will have a score by Gregg Coffin (Convenience, Five Course Love). Chicago’s Second City comedy troupe will offer I'll Be Geneseeing You: Second City Does Rochester January-February 2011.

From February-March 2011 will be Tom Dudzick's Over the Tavern. The 1959-set comedy follows the Pazinski family and their four children at the end of the Eisenhower era. Skip Greer will direct.

Geva will align with Syracuse Stage to present August Wilson's final Broadway play, Radio Golf, from March-April 2011. Timothy Bond directs the work as the last installment of Geva's five-year cycle: "August Wilson's American Century."

Broadway's John Bolton (Curtains, Spamalot, Titanic) will star as Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's beloved American classic The Music Man. Mark Cuddy will direct the production that runs May-June 2010. Jeff Tyzik will serve as special musical consultant.

Season tickets are currently available. Single tickets go on sale to the general public Aug. 1. Phone (585) 232-4382 or visit GevaTheatre.

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