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Monday, July 27, 2015

Marshall Artists Series Announces its New Season

   The Marshall Artists Series always brings a great lineup of touring shows, comedians and musicians to Huntington, and this year is no different.

   The organization announced its new lineup this week, and it includes some terrific shows, including the touring musicals Mamma Mia, Once and Annie!

   You can read the complete lineup right here - and here's an excerpt from the story:


   Like last year's timely back-to-back show start to the season, this season's two-big-show wave creates a great buzz and momentum that organizers hope will propel a deep-and-wide 79th season that features a world-class symphony, ballet and touring Broadway musicals, legends such as rocker Boz Scaggs, and unique presentations such as a live scoring of Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, a first-time collaboration between the Artists Series and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra.

   "We have that one-two punch again like we did last year with Jay Leno and Frankie Valli," said Angela Jones, MAS marketing director, about the season. "So we are kicking off with Jeselnik and Musgraves. They are two totally different audiences and it is nice to have that momentum of having two big shows that people are talking about, and it is exciting for students to come back for the new semester and have two really cool things back to back on a Thursday and Friday night."

   Toss two film festivals and a 30th anniversary screening of the classic coming-of-age flick "The Breakfast Club," with an appearance by film star Molly Ringwald, and you have a season that Jones says provides the Artists Series' wide range of audiences -from college students to long-time patrons - plenty to be excited about.

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