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McCain Performance Series journeys to the past with new Broadway musical 'Anastasia'

Friday, Sept. 16, 2022


The musical"Anastasia" is coming to the McCain Performance Series on Sept. 27 in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are on sale now. Photo by Jeremy Daniel. | Download this photo.



MANHATTAN — The 2022-2023 McCain Performance Series hosts its first national touring musical of the fall, "Anastasia" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Kansas State University's McCain Auditorium.

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Manhattan at last. From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime," this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family.

"Anastasia" features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, with direction by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak.

Tickets are available online at mccain.k-state.edu or at the Ticket Office in the newly expanded McCain lobby from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Tickets are also available by phone, 785-532-6428, during the same hours. Kids 17 and under get 50% off the general price of admission.

For more information, email mccain@k-state.edu.


Todd Holmberg


McCain Performance Series