The University Record, October 9, 2000

‘Of Thee I Sing’ schedules extra showing

The Department of Musical Theatre will present ‘Of Thee I Sing’ this week in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

A political satire, ‘Of Thee I Sing’ focuses on a presidential candidate and his running mate who are nominated by an ‘old boys’ network, win votes by feigning interest in political issues and then have several difficult situations to deal with once they are elected.

Filled with catchy Jazz Age tunes written by George and Ira Gershwin and script written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, the show, which debuted in 1931, won the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama ever awarded to a musical and played for 441 performances.

Tickets, $20 and $15 for reserved seating and $7 for student seating, are only available for the 2 p.m. Oct. 14 performance. Tickets may be purchased 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and one hour prior to curtain on performance days at the Michigan League Ticket Office. For more information, call (734) 764-0450. Photo courtesy David Smith Photography