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'Best of Broadway' season starts Sept. 24

Exciting story lines, romantic comedy, fantasy, gorgeous music, scintillating drama and spectacular song and dance are on tap for the 2000-2001 season of the "Best of Broadway" presented by the Duluth/Superior Entertainment League.

Exciting story lines, romantic comedy, fantasy, gorgeous music, scintillating drama and spectacular song and dance are on tap for the 2000-2001 season of the "Best of Broadway" presented by the Duluth/Superior Entertainment League.
The season begins with the musical "Man of La Mancha" on Sept. 24. Starring Grammy Award winner Jack Jones, it's the story of Don Quixote and his pursuit of the impossible dream.
This dazzling musical adventure is lyrical and amusing -- a classical tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.
On Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Entertainment League brings "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" to the DECC theater.
It features a superbly talented orchestra and a stunning cast of dancers and singers performing excerpts from some of the most memorable musicals of our time.
"Peter Pan" follows on Sunday, Feb. 11. The well-loved story of the Darling children and their adventures in Never-Never-Land with the boy who won't grow up, this musical masterpiece will delight. In their adventure with Peter Pan, they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Cook, villainous pirates, a ticking crocodile, brave Indians and the enchanting fairy, Tinkerbell.
Nine days later, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, the Entertainment League presents "Showboat," one of the most important works in the history of American musical theater.
An epic account of 40 years and three generations in the life of a family along the Mississippi River, the musical is as warm and as colorful today as it was when it was premiered in 1927.
Kopit & Yeston's "Phantom" is next on tap, March 5 and March 6. Ingenious, striking and unlike any other, this production provides a more human and sympathetic look into the tragic past that blinds the man behind the mask.
"They're Playing Our Song," follows on April 9. Starring Barry Williams, who played Greg on "The Brady Bunch," and Cindy Williams of "Laverne & Shirley" fame, this Neil Simon/Marvin Hamlisch collaboration is a romantic show about an established composer's relationship with a zany, aspiring young female lyricist.
The Broadway hit is full of laughs and delightful music.
The 2000-2001 season concludes with "Godspell," on April 18. The short bursts open the Gospel according to St. Matthew to reveal the hearts and minds of a young generation as they discover through parables and lessons how peace and love can rule the world.
Individual show tickets range from $19 to $36 and are available by calling or visiting the Duluth/Superior Entertainment League offices on the Skywalk above Bagley's in Downtown Duluth.
Season tickets, priced from $90 to $215, are also available.
For more information, call 722-2000 or call TicketMaster at 727-2121. Tickets can also be purchased at the DECC ticket office.

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