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Holiday Favorite Red Curtain Broadway Revue Celebrates Musical Theater

A bit of Broadway comes to Ellensburg with the Red Curtain Broadway Revue, an evening of favorites from a variety of Broadway classics both old and new. Production numbers include “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof, “I’m a Believer” from Shrek the Musical, “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” from Footloose, and “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime.

The Revue features students in Central Washington University’s bachelor of fine arts musical theatre performance program, and spotlights their singing, dancing, and acting skills in a variety of scenes, solos, and excerpts from musical theatre. Choreographed, directed, and performed by CWU students, the production combines the enthusiasm and exuberance of youth with professional stage skills, along with serious talent.

The Red Curtain Broadway Revue will be performed December 4, 5, and 6 at 7:30 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. There will also be a matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on December 7. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors/students, and $7 for CWU students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Welcome Center on University Way or at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building.

Parking is free in all university lots after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, except in residential housing lots and in specially designated spaces.

CWU is the only state institution that offers a bachelor of fine arts degree with highly competitive programs in musical theatre, performance, and design and production.

In the seven short years since the Musical Theatre BFA has been established, our students have been selected by audition to perform with Carner and Gregor in New York City, and make an original Broadway cast recording. They have performed at Disneyland, Disney World, 5th Avenue Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre’s Educational Touring Company, Seattle Musical Theatre, Village Theatre, Balagan Theatre, The Virginia City Players, and The Storybook Theatre. They have participated in three international musical theatre tours, four NBC documentary series, Arts West, Studio East, Leavenworth Summer Theatre, Tacoma Musical Theatre, Seattle Musical Theatre, Second Story Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Portland’s Broadway Rose Theatre, Tap Root Theatre, Stone Soup Theatre, The Studio in Seattle, and countless other local and regional theatres.

Last year, CWU theatre arts students landed 45 professional contracts for the summer season. Several recent BFA musical theatre graduates are now booked a year in advance. Theatre arts graduates have recently been nominated for several performance awards from Broadway World, Seattle.

Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,