On Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 7 a.m., the Theater League of Utah will begin accepting telephone and mail orders for its first season of Broadway touring productions - a two-show package of "A Chorus Line: The Farewell Tour" and "Les Miserables."
During the initial ticket sales period, only the two-show subscription package will be offered, with prices ranging from $42 to $75 for both shows (a real bargain, when you consider that tickets on Broadway are approaching $100 each for some shows and performances).Tickets may be ordered by calling 355-5502 after 7 a.m. on Saturday or by returning one of the mail-order forms being published in the Friday Weekend section Sept. 28 or Sunday Arts & Entertainment section of the Deseret News Sept. 30.
The "Broadway Series" ticket prices (for BOTH shows) are:
- Weekend evenings (Fridays & Saturdays): $75 for the orchestra and grand tier, $60 in the mezzanine and $47 for the balcony.
- Weekday evenings (Tuesdays through Thursdays): $72, $57 and $45.
- Weekend matinees (Saturdays and Sundays): $72, $57 and $45.
- Weekday matinees (Fridays): $69, $54 and $42.
Both shows will be full-fledged, legitimate Broadway touring productions.
"A Chorus Line," the longest-running musical in Broadway history, closed on April 28, 1990, after which the producers and many members of the New York cast teamed up with VISA/USA to take the show out on the road for a sensational "farewell tour."
The award-winning musical has been praised by the New York Times as "musical theater as its finest."
It will play at the Capitol Theatre for eight performances from Nov. 27 through Dec. 2.
"Les Miserables," the blockbuster, award-winning musical based on Victor Hugo's epic novel, has been booked at the Capitol Theatre for two weeks - 16 performances - an unprecedented move in Salt Lake City theater.
It opens April 23 and continues through May 4, 1991.
Newsweek, in its review of the phenomenal hit, said it "has caused audiences to leap to their feet, cheering, applauding and often weeping with emotions for this three-hour adaptation of . . . Hugo's novel about crime, justice, redemption, revolution and romance."
"Les Miserables" is the biggest stage production ever to stop in Salt Lake City. Eight truckloads are needed for the equipment, including 1,600 costume pieces and a 34-foot turntable-style stage. The cast and crew number more than 100.