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April 29, 2011 14:57 ET

Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah Announces the 2011-2012 Season -- Including the Return of WICKED

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwire - Apr 29, 2011) - Something WICKED this way comes as part of the exciting Zions BankBroadway Across America Utah 2011-2012 season of performing arts events and Broadway shows. MagicSpace Entertainment's Broadway InUtah is thrilled to announce its 2011-2012 season featuring the return of Broadway's biggest musical blockbuster, WICKED. Don't miss the Broadway show the New York Times hailed as "one of the most delightful performances ever staged," Blue Man Group, when they take Salt Lake City's Kingsbury Hall stage this year. Also coming to Salt Lake City is the smash hit Broadway musical Disney's Beauty and the Beast;Million Dollar Quartet inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis; and Carl Perkins for the first and only time, and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Broadway musical South Pacific, which will warm hearts in its sweeping romantic love story.

Broadway In Utah 2011-2012 season shows and special events will be held at Abravanel Hall, The Capitol Theatre, and Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, UT.

To become a season ticket holder to Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah call 801-355-5502, or order online at BroadwayInUtah.com. Prices for Broadway season ticket packages range from $150.25 - $306.50. Current season ticket holder renewals begin May 4 and new orders will be accepted starting May 25.

Group tickets for 20 persons or more are available by calling 801-355-5502. Single tickets will be sold at a later date.

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats for the most exciting shows and events in Salt Lake City this season. Become a Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah season ticket holder today!

Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah 2011-2012 Season Ticket Package Events Include:

Blue Man Group
December 6-11, 2011
Kingsbury Hall

Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment.

The New York Times heralds the show as "One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged." E! Entertainment News exclaims, "Blue Man Group is what every live performance aspires to be." Although impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state.

With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This fall, Blue Man Group takes to the road on its first U.S. theatrical tour and arrives in Salt Lake City this holiday season. This unique experience is a form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing you will never forget!

Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
January 3-8, 2012
Capitol Theatre

"Simply Wonderful! Beguiling Theatrical Magic!" hails the New York Post for Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. This breathtaking new production of South Pacific is based on the 2008 Tony Award® winning Lincoln Center Theater production, directed by Bartlett Sher. Set on a tropical island during World War II, the musical tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices. The beloved score's songs include "Some Enchanted Evening," "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," "This Nearly Was Mine" and "There is Nothin' Like a Dame." USA Today cheers, "Four Stars! Gorgeous! South Pacific doesn't just float; it soars!"

Disney's Beauty and the Beast
March 20-25, 2012
Capitol Theatre

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Salt Lake City! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including "Be Our Guest" and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney's Beauty and the Beast! Disney's Beauty and the Beast is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town,
and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Million Dollar Quartet
May 29-June 3, 2012
Capitol Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet is the smash hit Broadway musical, inspired by the true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including "Blue Suede Shoes," "Fever," "That's All Right," "Sixteen Tons," "Great Balls of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Who Do You Love?," "Matchbox," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog" and more.

Zions Bank Broadway Across America Utah 2011-2012 Season Special Events Include:

WICKED
July 18-August 26, 2012
Capitol Theatre

WICKED is back by "Popular" demand in Utah! Entertainment Weekly calls WICKED "the best musical of the decade," and when it first played Salt Lake City in 2009, it broke box office records and sold out in record time. Winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, WICKED is Broadway's biggest blockbuster, a cultural phenomenon and was just named "the defining musical of the decade" by the New York Times.

SO MUCH HAPPENED BEFORE DOROTHY DROPPED IN...
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of OZ. One -- born with emerald green skin -- is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch makes for "the most complete, and completely satisfying, new musical in a long time."(USA Today)

A Kurt Bestor Christmas
December 8-10, 2011
Abravanel Hall

For over 20 years, A Kurt Bestor Christmas has been a much-anticipated tradition for audiences. Featuring as many as 45 musicians on stage, sophisticated sound and lights, and special guests, Bestor's Christmas Concerts are a visual and musical delight. Combined with his warm storytelling and humor, Bestor creates an intimate rapport with concert-goers that sets it apart from any other seasonal show.

Mannheim Steamroller- 2011 Christmas Tour
December 23, 2011
Abravanel Hall

With 20 million Christmas records sold, Mannheim Steamroller is right up there with egg nog and Rudolph. But the show is no quiet fireside moment. This sizzling performance mixes big sounds, brash confidence, spectacular ingenuity, lavish multi-media images, synchronized lighting and special effects. Settle into the joy of the holiday season, the luxurious lull just before Christmas, and let Mannheim Steamroller extend your Christmas into a whole other dimension.

Rock of Ages
March 2-3, 2012
Kingsbury Hall

It's five-time, Tony Award® nominated smash-hit musical Rock of Ages, a hilarious, feel-good love story. In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker in LA's most famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the 80s. Rock of Ages is an arena-rock love story told through the mind blowing, face-melting hits of JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON, PAT BENATAR, TWISTED SISTER, POISON, ASIA, WHITESNAKE and many more. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on!

RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
March 24-25, 2012
Kingsbury Hall

DIRECT TO SALT LAKE FROM BROADWAY in NYC! As "the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!" (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles' discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multimedia concert, that's as infectious as it is transporting. This adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

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