Press Release – FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS 2017-2018 SEASON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ashley Williams – Publicist FSCJ Artist Series
ashley.williams@fscjartistseries.org or (904) 442-2933
fscjartistseries.org – The official website for Broadway in Jacksonville

 

FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS 2017-18 SEASON

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, is thrilled to announce the 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville season, filled with award-winning blockbusters and family favorites. Next season’s lineup will feature Broadway in Jacksonville’s debut of Tony and Grammy Award®-winning BEAUTIFUL– The Carole King Musical along with the Tony Award®-winning audience favorites Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Disney’s THE LION KING, and CHICAGO. All performances will be at the Times-Union Center.

“I am pleased to announce our 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville Season – our 52nd year of presenting outstanding entertainment on the First Coast,” said Dr. Milt Russos, executive director of the FSCJ Artist Series. “It will be a season of Tony Award®-winning blockbusters with three productions currently on Broadway.”

He further stated, “Disney’s The Lion King is an amazing and stunning show that the entire family will enjoy.  I am very enthusiastic about Beautiful, The Carol King Musical. It is well written and provides so much insight into one of America’s songwriting icons. The Sound of Music is breaking records on its national tour and Chicago, continues to entertain audiences worldwide.”

 

FOUR-SHOW BROADWAY SUBSCRIPTION

THE SOUND OF MUSIC                                                             October 31-November 5, 2017

                                                                                                               

Disney’s THE LION KING                                                   January 31- February 11, 2018

BEAUTIFUL–The Carole King Musical                                                        April 10-15, 2018

 

CHICAGO                                                                                                     May 17-20, 2018

 

The Sound of MusicThe beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,”“Edelweiss” and the title song, “The Sound of Music.”
October 31-November 5, 2017

 

Disney’s THE LION KING – More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING, and now you can, too. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway.  Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals.  THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.  There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.
January 31-February 11, 2018

 

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’ s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
April 10-15, 2018

 

Chicago is the longest running American musical and shows no sign of ever slowing down! Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.

The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the “celebrity criminal.” Chicago is produced by the Tony Award producing team Barry and Fran Weissler with a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
May 17-20, 2018

 

Season tickets to the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, are on sale now with four-show package prices starting at just $152. Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week and seating location.  A renewal brochure and invoice has been mailed to current FSCJ Artist Series subscribers and should arrive within the week.

 

Current subscribers can renew online with no seat changes at www.fscjartistseries.org, or by calling (904) 442-2929 or (888) 860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Current subscribers may also mail their invoices to the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 501 W. State Street, #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Upon renewing, current subscribers have the opportunity to request changes to their seating location. In addition, current subscribers who renew before May 8, 2017 will be rewarded for their loyalty and continued support with an additional savings of $10 off per season ticket subscription they renew.

 

New subscribers can order their season tickets to reserve their seat now for all four shows long before single tickets are available to the public. New subscriptions may be ordered online at fscjartistseries.org, or over the phone by calling (904) 442-2929 or (888) 860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Subscriber benefits include: guaranteed package pricing, access to the best seats in the house, priority access to purchase additional tickets for friends and family, seat locations, exchange privileges, free lost ticket replacement, access to other FSCJ Artist Series events- many at a discount.

VIP Seating is available to contributors to the FSCJ Artist Series at five levels: Angel, Producer, Benefactor, Patron and Donor.  Donor contributions start for as little as $150. Call (904) 442-2929 or visit fscjartistseries.org to learn more about the additional benefits available through the VIP Theater Club.

Groups of 10 or more are eligible to a discount on tickets to most shows.  To receive the best pricing, reserve your group tickets before June 7, 2017.  Groups may begin placing reservation requests at this time by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing groupsales@fscjartistseries.org.

Performances for the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville Season are Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. CHICAGO will have an alternate performance schedule beginning Thursday through Sunday for six performances. Tuesday and Wednesday evening subscribers will be given the opportunity to choose to attend any performance of CHICAGO at no additional cost.  Although we will make every effort to secure comparable seating for these subscribers, seating will be subject to availability and comparable seating cannot be guaranteed.

 

For show photos for the FSCJ Artist Series 2017-18 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Vystar Credit Union, please contact Ashley Williams at (904) 442-2933 or ashley.williams@fscjartistseries.org.

 

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover,

call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at:

(904) 442-2929

(toll-free outside of Jacksonville (888) 860-2929)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting

the FSCJ Artist Series website at:

fscjartistseries.org

Group discounts for 10+ are also available. Please contact

(904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscjartistseries.org for more information.

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