Auburn Community Orchestra to present benefit performance ‘Auburn Pops!’ April 30

AUBURN – The Auburn Community Orchestra, conducted by Howard Goldstein, will present “Auburn Pops!”, a benefit performance of historic hits from Broadway, at Telfair Peet Theatre on Friday, April 30.

Proceeds from the event will support scholarships in the departments of Art, Music and Theatre in the College of Liberal Arts.

The evening begins with a pre-show celebration at the home of Auburn University President and Mrs. Jay Gogue for the first 200 ticket holders at 6:30 p.m., followed by the 75-minute concert performance in the Telfair Peet Theatre beginning at 8:30 p.m.

Billed as “a grand tour through some of the greatest hits in the history of the Broadway musical,” the concert will feature tunes from “Cabaret,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Chicago,” “Oklahoma,” “Les Miserables,” “A Chorus Line,” “Hairspray” and other popular musicals.

Daydrie Hague of the Theatre Department will serve as the evening’s mistress of ceremonies.

Lighting designer Joel Shier – the assistant lighting designer for the current Broadway production of “The Addams Family” – will provide the production’s main design elements, and the choreography is by Claudia Oates. The entire production is under the direction of University Theatre’s Music Director Joseph Bates.

Works produced by art majors will adorn the Telfair Peet Theatre gallery during the performance and theatre and music majors will be featured in the show.

Individual tickets for the performance are $125 and two tickets are $200.To reserve tickets or for more information, contact Marjorie Teeter at or (334) 844-4154 or go to

(Contributed by Roy Summerford.)

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