tommytunestepsintime.jpg Auburn, N.Y. - On May 11 and 12, Central New Yorkers will have a special opportunity to see Tommy Tune in Steps in Time at the Irene A. Bisgrove Theatre at Cayuga Community College. The show will honor the late dancer and choreographer Thommie Walsh, an Auburn native who was Tune's longtime friend and collaborator. Proceeds of the event will help endow a new Cayuga Community College scholarship in memory of Thommie Walsh. Both performances will be introduced by Walsh's cousin, John Walsh, a fellow Auburnian and the creator and host of the Fox Television Network series America's Most Wanted. Produced by Auburn Public Theater in association with Barbara Walsh, Cayuga Community College Foundation, Stardust Foundation of Central New York, M&T Bank and Cayuga Community College Student Activities Board.  This will be the first production produced by Auburn Public Theater outside of their own venue. WHAT:    Tommy Tune: Steps In Time WHEN:    Friday, May 11th at 8:00 PM and Saturday, May 12th at 8:00 PM WHERE:  Irene A. Bisgrove Theater at Cayuga Community College 197 Franklin Street Auburn TICKETS:  $50.00 Regular; $75.00 with Saturday Reception with Tommy Tune; $45 Member                    Purchase at http://www.auburnpublictheater.org/ or at our box office (315) 253-6669 CONTACT:     Angela Daddabbo, Artistic Director                           angela@auburnpublictheater.org or 315.253.6669    About Tommy Tune  His six-foot-seven-inch frame looks like it's designed more for basketball than Broadway. But the Texas-born phenom danced his way to fame - and nine Tony Awards - on the Great White Way, adding his unique magic to America's love affair with the musical. In five decades as a dancer, actor, singer, choreographer and director, Tune has starred on stage, film, record albums, even the EFX mega-spectacular that headlined at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In 2003, President George W. Bush awarded Tune the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor conferred on an individual artist on behalf of the American people. Distilling the highlights of his world-class career into a memorable evening on stage, Tune has created Steps in Time: A Broadway Biography in Song and Dance. Since opening in 2008, the show has won critical acclaim across the United States.

"Tap numbers that are nothing short of spectacular... I loved his show."  

 -New York Post, Liz Smith

 

"Ninety minutes you fervently wish would never end... As big as anything on Broadway."  

 -New York Magazine, John Simon

 

"The evening was a tour de force."

 -Washington Times

 

For more on the lives and work of Walsh and Tune, go to   Tommy To Tap For Thommie

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The Auburn Public Theater (APT) is a nonprofit arts center in downtown Auburn which encourages creativity within its community.  The theater offers an engaging environment with its variety of activities and events, including films, music and plays, some of which the APT produce themselves. The theater suggests an intimate setting for those who are artistic or enjoy the arts.  The APT is located at 8 Exchange Street at Genesee in downtown Auburn, New York 13021 and can be reached by phone at (315) 253-6669 or on the web at  www.auburnpublictheater.org/

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