Porgy and Bess

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April 30, 2014
6:30pm
Ahmanson Theatre

The legendary Porgy and Bess, one of theatre’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories, is filled with glorious Gershwin melodies and rousing production numbers. The show has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP at the link above beginning Tuesday, April 8, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:45 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6:30 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.

There’s a hurricane blowing into the Ahmanson filled with glorious Gershwin melodies, rousing production numbers and one of theatre’s most unforgettable and timeless love stories. The legendary Porgy and Bess, ahead of its time in 1935, has come of age in a contemporary new adaptation deservedly celebrated with the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. On Charleston’s Catfish Row, the livin’ ain’t easy for Bess, bound to one man and in love with another. At the heart of this tempest is a rich and rapturous score of Gershwin standards, including breathtaking classics like “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.”