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2008-2009 BYU Pardoe, Margetts Theatre seasons announced

Season tickets now available

The Brigham Young University Department of Theatre and Media Arts has announced its 2008-2009 performance series for the Pardoe and Margetts Theatres in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

Season tickets are now on sale. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or visit online at byuarts.com.

The Pardoe series will begin with “Dial M for Murder,” directed by David Morgan and Ward Wright, Sept. 24-Oct. 10. This shocking tale of a husband’s plot to eliminate his wife provides unexpected twists in a story of betrayal, mystery and revenge.

The audience will laugh out loud at BYU alumnus Joel Bree’s comic production of “Houseboat Honeymoon,” Nov. 12-Dec.6. The comedy will tell the story of a newlywed couple’s encounter with the groom’s vacationing family on the same houseboat.

The Tony award-winning musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will bring to life the roaring 1920s in New York City through music and dance in the de Jong Concert Hall, Jan. 21-31.

Shakespeare’s classic “Macbeth,” a story of magic and tyranny as a couple seeks the Scottish crown, will be retold on the Pardoe Theatre stage March 18-April 3.

The Pardoe series will wrap up with “The Giver,” based on the Newbery Medal-winning novel, May 27-June 12. The story tells of the 12-year-old memory keeper who learns peaceful existence in a futuristic world void of conflict, color and choice.

The Margetts series will open with a Theatre for Young Audiences production of Shakespeare’s “Pericles,” Sept. 24-Oct. 3, in the Nelke Theatre. Told in the magic style of the Young Company, this production will recount the story of Pericles’ travels and adventures with a fairy-tale ending.

“Dancing at Lughnasa,” the Tony Award-winning play, will celebrate memory, family and the simple pleasures of life, Oct. 29-Nov. 15. A grown man reflects on his childhood in 1930s Ireland and his experiences coping with the political, social and religious oppression of the day.

The Theatre for Young Audiences production of “Good Night Moon” will bring to life two beloved children’s story books Feb. 3-14.

The Margetts series will close with French playwright Racine’s classic drama “Bérénice,” March 4-21. Amidst the political turmoil of ancient Rome, Emperor Titus must choose between his throne and his love for Bérénice, the queen of Palestine.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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