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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"Seasons of Love" Valentines Dinner & Musical Theatre Revue @ Covey Center for the Arts (Provo: Jan 21 - Jan 22)

  For Immediate Release
Danae Friel
(801) 852-7012
Covey Center for the Arts

Experience the Seasons of Love at the Covey

The Covey Center for the Arts will present its Valentines' Day Dinner and Drama musical theatre review, “Seasons of Love,” on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22.

The song review explores different aspects of love and relationships — from awkward first encounters to twitterpated to the frustrations of relationships — through both a light-hearted script and 16 well-loved musical theatre songs. And to top it off, audiences will enjoy a hearty dinner of roast beef, mashed potatoes, a delicious salad, and dessert.

The cast for the show is what Ben Cummins, both the director and cast member of the show, termed his “dream cast.”

“They're top notch performers,” Cummins said. “We work really well together.”

The show's cast is six people, consisting of Cummins; his wife, Skye; Alex and Melinda DeBirk; Laurel Lowe; and Scott Sackett, accompanying on the piano.

“The cast is full of extremely talented people who perform for the love of performing, and not just because they like the applause,” Sackett said. “They have a talent and they love to share it.”

Some of the songs from the show are “Can't Help Falling in Love,” from “All Shook Up;” “Gimme, Gimme,” from “Thoroughly Modern Millie;” “I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” from “South Pacific;” “Take a Chance on Me,” from “Little Women;” and a few lesser known — but fabulous, nonetheless — songs by Jason Robert Brown, such as “Someone to Fall Back On,” “Grow Old with Me,” and “The Next Ten Minutes.”

Cummins said one of his favorites from the show is “Take a Chance on Me,” performed by the show's accompanist, Scott Sackett (Cummins will accompany Sackett on the number).

“Scott is really incredible on [it],” Cummins said. “He takes it and personalizes it — creates a special connection with the audience in the way he performs it.”

Many of the songs in the review are solos, while some are duets and others are full-company songs.

The show itself has a bit of audience interaction and audiences will even have the opportunity to share some of their experiences from their relationships.

Sackett said the show will be a good opportunity for couples to reflect on the different facets of love.

“It talks about the various levels and aspects of love and relationships,” Sackett said. “It's relatable; everyone's been in one or more of the different situations we talk about.”

“Seasons of Love” will start at 6:30 PM on both Friday and Saturday, January 21 and 22. Tickets are available both online, at www.coveycenter.org , and at the Covey Center's box office, located at 425 W. Center St. in Provo. The box office's phone number is (801) 852-7007.


The Covey Center for the Arts is Provo's quintessential venue for the fine arts, offering two art galleries, three dance studios, one small black box theatre, and a 670- seat state- of- the- art performance hall. Housed in a beautiful building of 42,000 square feet, the performance hall features a first-class sound system, a 75- foot fly system, a full theatrical lighting system and a full orchestra pit. And to enhance audience members' experience, no seat is more than a measly 60 feet away from the stage. The Covey Center been honored to host world- renowned guest artists on their main stage, including Rockapella, The Beach Boys and STOMP. The Covey Center opened in 2007 and has continually served both local and national artists since.


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