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04-02-2010

American Journey: An Evening of Musical Theatre at Clarkson University April 10

Clarkson University’s student group SPECTRUM will present An American Journey, an evening of song, dance, art, and oration, chronicling America’s cultural and artistic journey through the events of the past century, on Saturday, April 10.

The performance will be at 7:30 pm in Clarkson’s Sara M. Snell Auditorium in downtown Potsdam, across the street from the Potsdam Public Library. Parking is available behind the building.

Tickets are free, but required for entrance, and are available at the Cheel Campus Center, CAMP building Room 100 or via e-mail at spectrum@clarkson.edu .

You can also get tickets at 1844 House, First Crush and Julian’s Restaurant, where you can enjoy a special pre-fixe dinner before the show.

Beginning at the turn of the century and ending in a commentary on the events of the past decade, An American Journey gives a nostalgic look at the iconic struggles, tragedies, prosperity, and triumphs that Americans have experienced together from decade to decade.

The performers will take you on a journey through the glamorous life at the turn of the century, women’s suffrage, the Great Depression, World War II, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, the AIDS Crisis, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Clinton era, and the many ups and downs of the past decade.

The evening’s entertainment will include music from A Little Night Music, Follies, Chess, March of the Falsettos, La Cage Aux Folles, and Hair; the poetry of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and Andrea Gibson; and the words of some of the some of the most famous figures of the century, with a backdrop of iconic images and videos to create an event with something for everyone.

Although the performance is free, donations will be accepted for Heifer International, which, according to President Jimmy Carter, for 60 years has inspired hope in hungry communities, where the gift of one animal can bring health, prosperity and peace.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

For more information, please contact Bernie Mulvaney at 315-408-4076 or mulvanrb@potsdam.edu.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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