Jan 21, 2014

Franc D’Ambrosio To Perform In Cherry Theater

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Franc D'Ambrosio's performance of "Broadway Songs of the Great White Way" includes a variety of songs from several Broadway shows, including "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables, "Speak Softly Love" from The Godfather III, "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha and "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera.

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Jan. 21, 2014) - - -
The First Farmers Performance Series presents Franc D'Ambrosio's "Broadway Songs of the Great White Way" at Columbia State Community College's Cherry Theater Feb. 6.

"Mr. D'Ambrosio is a wonderful and talented performer," said Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. "His show is a great tribute to the songs of Broadway, and Performance Series patrons are sure to be awed by his impressive performance."

Best known as the "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award winning musical, "The Phantom of the Opera," D'Ambrosio retained the "World's Longest Running Phantom" title for more than a decade. Joining the ranks of Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, he is just one of the few "Phantom" alumni to successfully cross over to a solo career.

D'Ambrosio studied under Luciano Pavoratti, has worked with Barry Manilow, and his resume includes an Academy Award nominated film, an Emmy Award nominated television show, four-time Tony nominated Broadway show, two Grammy considerations, and a National Theatre Award nomination.

The critically acclaimed performer currently tours extensively throughout the U.S., Europe and South America, sharing his vibrant voice and legato singing with audiences of all ages.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. show and are $20 for adults and $10 for students. To charge tickets by phone using a major credit card, call (931) 540-2879. Tickets can also be purchased at the Columbia State ticket office in the Pryor Administration building, room 108, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

If tickets are still available the night of the performance, they can be purchased one hour prior to the show from the box office located in the Waymon L. Hickman building lobby.

The Cherry Theater is in the Hickman building on the Columbia campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike. For more information, visit www.columbiastate.edu/performance-series.

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, please visit www.columbiastate.edu.

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.

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