E.J. Thomas Hall to mark anniversary with 'Fabulous and 40' concert and party10/07/2013
The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a "40 and Fabulous!" concert and party on Friday, Nov. 1.
The 8 p.m. concert features Northeast Ohio native Michael Cavanaugh, who made it big on Broadway as the pianist and vocalist for Billy Joel’s mega-hit "Movin' Out!," accompanied by the Akron Symphony Orchestra, one of Thomas Hall’s original residents.
Alone and with the Akron Symphony, Cavanaugh will perform memorable favorites by Elton John, Billy Joel, The Who, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and more.
After the concert, the entire audience is invited to an anniversary party in the lobbies featuring Champagne toasts, desserts, live music and dancing.
"This anniversary concert epitomizes thousands of stellar E.J. events — past, present and future — for literally millions of audience members," says Dan Dahl, executive director of Thomas Hall.
In October of 1973, during the dedication of the performance venue, Norman Auburn, president emeritus, declared: "This majestic structure will serve as a cultural bridge, linking a thriving community and a great university."
"Now, 40 years later," says Dahl, "E.J. is a hub for arts and culture for our campus and community, the region's flagship performance venue, a powerful economic asset for downtown Akron, and a catalyst for collaboration among an array of artistic and cultural organizations."
Tickets for Thomas Hall's "Fabulous and 40" concert and party are $36.50 to $56.50, and are available from the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570.
Northeast Ohio's Michael Cavanaugh, who made it big on Broadway as the pianist and vocalist for Billy Joel’s mega-hit "Movin' Out!," will be accompanied by the Akron Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 1 at E.J. Thomas Hall.
Media contact: Beth Lynch, 330-972-2701 or EFL2@uakron.edu.
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