May 3, 2011
Morningside College launches the 2011 season of its Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series with the Tony Award-winning musical “Assassins” at 7 p.m. on June 3 and 4, in the Buhler Outdoor Performance Center, 3625 Garretson Avenue, on the college’s campus.
“Assassins”– the first of six productions scheduled this summer for Morningside's amphitheater-style performance center – is a revue-style show that tells the stories of men and women who tried, either successfully or otherwise, to assassinate U.S. presidents. When “Assassins” opened on Broadway in 2004, it received seven Tony Award nominations and won five, including best revival of a musical, best featured actor, best director of a musical, best lighting design and best orchestration.
In the event of rain, performances will move to Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside campus.
Randy Peters, artistic director for the Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series, said the series is named for the late Betty Ling Tsang, a 1940 Morningside College music graduate, and is designed to bring free, quality music and theatre performances to residents of the Sioux City area.
“Since the start of the summer performance series in 2008, it’s been very gratifying to have hundreds of people attending each of our productions every season,” Peters said. “This summer’s season continues to offer a great variety of productions that fans have come to expect. Also, being able to enjoy these performances at Morningside’s gorgeous Buhler Outdoor Performance Center and being surrounded by the beautiful Hilker Campus Mall with its new sculptural addition is wonderful.”
Other performances scheduled for the 2011 Betty Ling Tsang Summer Fine Arts Series include the Many Moccasins Dance Troupe on June 24; the musical “The Music Man” on July 8 and 9; the one-woman show “The Belle of Amherst” with Barbara Kingsley on July 22 and 23; the children’s musical “Hansel and Gretel” on August 5 and 6; and Quartus, a rock/jam band, on August 20. All performances are free and open to the public.