HART presents romantic Broadway musical

Feb 10, 2013
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The Haywood Arts Regional Theater’s got something special planned for Valentine’s Day this year.

The Broadway Musical “I Do, I Do,” opening on Feb. 14, is pure romance. The show, which is part of HART’s winter Studio season, is actually being presented on the main stage of the Performing Arts Center with full set and costumes.

HART’s Studio season usually features productions in the 65 seat Feichter Studio, but the set demands for “I Do, I Do” required a larger stage. The two character piece will feature Dominic Aquilino, who was recently seen in “Light in the Piazza,” and Clara Burrus, who many will remember as Maria from HART’s “West Side Story,” and Eliza from “My Fair Lady” as well as the young lead in “Piazza.”

“I Do, I Do” opened on Broadway in 1966 and originally starred Mary Martin and Robert Preston. The show was directed by the famed Gower Champion and ran for over two years. The production was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Preston won as Best Actor. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the show’s composer and lyricist, are best known for “The Fantastiks,” the longest running musical in history.

“I Do, I Do” features the song “My Cup Runneth Over with Love” which became a staple for weddings for years after the production opened. The story is simple. It follows a couple through 50 years of marriage, beginning in 1895 and running through 1945. HART’s production is being directed by Kristen Pollata and will have performances at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 16 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 17. Tickets are $15 general admission for all adults and $8 for students.

To make reservations, patrons only need to call the box office at 456-6322 and leave a message on the theater’s answering machine. Tickets are also available on line at www.harttheater.com.

Productions are often held over for a second weekend, if audience demand warrants or if inclement weather forces the cancelation of any performances. Patrons should call the theatre should weather become questionable at any time during the winter season.

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