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Sun, Jul 14, 2013 02:30 PM
Rice Auditorium - Baldwin City
Fine Arts & Theatre Events


Join us for the performance of My Favorite Year on Sunday, July 14.  Area high school students arrive on campus July 7th for seven days of hard work, fun and excitement as they help bring a Broadway musical to the Baker University stage. Broadway at Baker is a partnership between the University and Music Theatre for Young People.  Tickets: $8/adults, $5/seniors & children under 12.  Call 785-594-8478 to reserve tickets!

July 7-14 | My Favorite Year

With a tuneful Broadway score by the Tony-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty, My Favorite Year is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.

It's 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV's King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a live guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. In addition to Benjy Stone and Alan Swann, the show is filled with juicy roles for comic actors, from the overbearing Belle Carroca, (played in both the original film and in the Lincoln Center production by Lainie Kazan) to the acerbic comedy writer Alice Miller, the role which garnered Andrea Martin a Tony Award.


Rice Auditorium
404 8th St.
Baldwin City
Country: us


Built in 1955 and renovated in 1983, Rice Auditorium is the venue used by most of Baker’s visiting lecturers and performing artists. Rice is also the stage for Baker’s largest plays, performed and directed by the Theatre Department. The Music Department also utilizes Rice Auditorium to perform a variety of concerts. The auditorium, which seats approximately 880 people, is a great location that hosts a variety of intellectual and enjoyable events for students and the communities near Baldwin City. Rice Auditorium is handicap accessible.

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