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UT Tyler School of Performing Arts to present 'Finian's Rainbow'

TYLER, April 16, 2013 -- The University of Texas at Tyler School of Performing Arts’ music department will present the musical “Finian’s Rainbow” in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Dr. Molly Johnson, director of opera and musical theater, announced.

Shows are 7:30 p.m., on Friday, April 19, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

General admission tickets are $5 each. There is no admission charge for UT Tyler students with valid student identification. Tickets are available in the UT Tyler FPAC, room 2009 and at the door (cash or check only).

“This family-friendly musical is an American theater classic,” said Johnson, who serves as artistic director.

“Finian’s Rainbow” is a combination of whimsy, romance and political satire. Finian McLonergan has emigrated from Ireland to the town of Rainbow Valley in the mythical state of Missitucky with his daughter Sharon, intent on burying a stolen pot of gold. Hot on their heels is Og, a leprechaun intent on recovering his treasure, before the loss of it turns him permanently human. Complicating matters are a corrupt senator who makes no effort to conceal his racial bigotry and the wishes made by those unknowingly in the vicinity of the hidden crock. 

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