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13 July 2016

Farewell to the Centennial Showboat

For the week of July 17, 2016

The final performance of the Minnesota Centennial Showboat honors the boat’s inaugural season of 1958 with an encore of Augustin Daly’s play “Under the Gaslight.” Catch the farewell season of the Showboat now through August 27.

Guest: Mathew J. LeFebvre, costume designer and Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, University of Minnesota

  • Part 1 – 14:19

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    Incorporating audience interaction, melodrama and vaudeville skits, the Centennial Showboat offered a unique theater experience in the Twin Cities. “It’s really charming, it’s just a really wonderful experience,” says LeFebvre.

  • Part 2 – 12:16

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    For students, the Showboat provided a professional experience with 60 performances a summer and it was a chance for actors to hone their comedic skills.

    Tickets and information for “Under the Gaslight” can be found at: theatre.umn.edu/showboat


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