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||Broadway stars Mitchell, Foster to perform at Oct. 20 Paramount Theatre gala
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Two of Broadway's biggest starsBrian Stokes Mitchell and Sutton Fosterwill perform in downtown Aurora on Friday, Oct. 20, to perform live on Paramount Theatre's historic stage.
Mitchell is a Tony-winning performer with a long list of Broadway credits to his name, famous for his powerful voice and charismatic stage presence. Mitchell also has a strong connection to Paramount Artistic Director Jim Corti. In 1997, they performed together in the first Broadway production of Ragtime, and were on stage together again last March at the 25th Anniversary Ragtime Reunion Concert.
Foster is a Tony-winning actress, singer and dancer, most recently seen on Broadway as Marian Paroo opposite Hugh Jackman in The Music Man. She also starred in the TV Land series Younger alongside Hillary Duff.
"An Evening with Brian Stokes Mitchell & Sutton Foster" will start with an exclusive pre-concert reception and sit-down dinner at 5 p.m. in Paramount's Meyer Ballroom, in the North Island Center, 8 E. Galena Blvd. The concert is slated to begin at 8 p.m at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd.
Tables of 10 are $5,000-$25,000, and include the pre-show gala, concert, premium or preferred seating. A limited number of individual tickets for the gala are available. Concert tickets are $55-$155.
For concert tickets and information, visit paramountaurora.com, call
630-896-6666, or stop by the Paramount Theatre box office, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until show time on show days.
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