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2-for-1 tickets to SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Miracle Theatre

A special offer for our CNRG friends to receive half-price tickets to see Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD June 18, 19 or 20 ...

Four actors and a baby grand ... Staged! brings the summer musical to Milagro — unplugged! SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

It’s about one moment. Hitting the wall and having to make a choice. Taking a stand or turning back.

From a ledge 57 stories above Fifth Avenue to the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship ... from a young man who hopes basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to the wife of a certain North Pole resident who loves her husband but just can’t face another Christmas alone ... it’s the hard choices and startling discoveries we make at pivotal moments in life that drive the songs and stories of this intimate Off-Broadway hit, a theatrical song cycle filled with love, laughter, adventure and, above all, passion for life. Join us as Miracle Theatre Group and Staged! Portland’s Musical Theatre Series collaborate to strip the summer musical down to its bare essence: compelling stories shared through song presented in the acoustic setting of the Milagro Theatre.

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD plays June 18-July 3, 2010 at the Milagro Theatre (525 SE Stark St., Portland). Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $17-$22 ($13 for students/seniors) when purchased in advance; $24-$29 ($19 for students/seniors) at the door. Tickets may be purchased by calling 503-236-7253, online from www.milagro.org or in person from the PDX Ticket Network community box office at the Hollywood Theatre daily 1-9 p.m. For more information about the production, visit www.milagro.org or www.stagedpdx.org.

**SPECIAL OPENING WEEKEND OFFER FOR CNRG MEMBERS** Receive 2 tickets for the price of 1 adult (premium or regular) ticket when purchased in advance from http://www.pdxtix.net/milagro or by calling 503-236-7253 (weekdays 8:30am-5:00pm). Enter coupon code JRB upon checkout to receive this half-price offer (subject to availability) for performances at 8pm Friday June 18; 8pm Saturday June 19, or 2pm Sunday June 20.

• Listen to a sample of the music: http://www.pcpa.org/songsedit.mp3

• See photos: http://www.flickr.com/miracletheatregroup

• Visit the SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD event page on Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/SONGSonFacebook

“One of Broadway’s smartest and most sophisticated songwriters since Stephen Sondheim.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

“Extraordinary, jubilant theater music.” — Chicago Tribune

“A leading member of a new generation of composers who embody high hopes for the American musical.” — The New York Times

“In Songs for a New World, Brown is dizzily, unabashedly confident, and infuses his songs with optimism ... shot through with wit, intelligence, and enthusiasm for life’s crazy possibilities.” — Time Out New York

“These are songs to pierce the heart and raise the rafters.” — The Hollywood Reporter


•JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT One night only: Sunday, June 27, 7:00 pm at Miracle Theatre $35 tickets from http://www.pdxtix.net/milagro

•THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown, starring ISAAC LAMB and COURTNEY FREED. One night only: Friday, July 2, at 10:30 pm at Miracle Theatre. $25 tickets from http://www.pdxtix.net/milagro

•MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR YOUTH Award-winning directors Paul Angelo and Andrew Bray lead two workshops for young people ready to stretch themselves as actors/singers, focusing on Jason Robert Brown's Broadway shows "13" and "Parade." July 19-30--ages 10-14 August 2-13--ages 15-19 For more information, visit http://www.stagedpdx.org

•END-OF-SUMMER CABARET Thursday, August 19 @ 8 pm Join us for an incredible evening as some of Portland's best actors break out in song. Lents Commons, 9201 SE Foster Rd., Portland For more information, visit http://www.stagedpdx.org

ABOUT MIRACLE THEATRE GROUP Miracle Theatre Group, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization for over 25 years, provides high-quality Latino theatre, arts and cultural experiences for urban and rural communities. Miracle merges the highest aesthetic ideals with social responsibility, illustrated by a long tradition of innovative programs serving diverse artists and audiences at El Centro Milagro, its home in Portland, Oregon, and through national tours. The Miracle Theatre Group is dedicated to the growth of a vital, diverse, exciting regional and national arts community and is proud to nurture emerging arts organizations such as Staged!. For more information about Miracle Theatre Group, visit www.milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.

ABOUT STAGED! PORTLAND’S MUSICAL THEATRE SERIES Staged! is dedicated to the art of the musical — the marriage of story, song and movement. Staged! productions celebrate the creators of this art form: the lyricists, composers and book writers who craft the stories that make us burst out in song. Since bounding onto Portland’s art scene in 2005, Staged! continues to delight audiences with stripped-down productions of complex musical theatre, focusing on musicians and actors telling stories together through song. Staged! is proud to be a Portland-based theatre company, producing stellar musical theatre, providing pre-professional training to young people, and nurturing talent. For more information about Staged!, visit www.stagedpdx.org or call 971-322-5723.

Piano courtesy of Sherman Clay http://www.shermanclay-portland.com