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September 6, 2012 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Where: Jesse Auditorium
When: Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
Cost: $19, $25, $29
Relive the splendor and tragedy of the world’s most infamous voyage when Titanic, the Musical docks at Jesse Auditorium this October. Nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Musical, Titanic captivates modern audiences with the story of the shipwreck that transcends generations. The show premiered on Broadway in 1997, and this is its first time appearing in town.
“It being the 100th anniversary of the Titanic this past year, we thought it’d be a good time to bring it to Columbia,” says Anne French, outreach coordinator for the University Concert Series.Related Articles
The story recounts the ship’s disastrous journey as it set sail for New York from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. The plot does not strictly revolve around the ship’s fatal collision with an iceberg, however. “It’s a different take on the Titanic disaster, with more focus on the class struggles of the period,” French says.
History buffs and theater enthusiasts alike should not miss the opportunity to travel back to the era when sailing was the primary form of travel. Bustles, corsets and top hats set the scene for the romance of the turn of the century. “The highlight of the event visually will be the costuming,” French says.
Witness one of modern industry’s most catastrophic failures become a theatrical spectacle of titanic proportions.