CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
Release: Oct. 26, 2000
UI to football fans: Please don't park at Hancher for Wisconsin game
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Hawkeye fans attending the football game with Wisconsin
on Saturday, Oct. 28 should not park at the Hancher Auditorium parking lots.
Performances of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Beauty and
the Beast" will take place at Hancher Auditorium at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday.
Out of deference to the people attending the performance, the UI Cambus
shuttle buses that normally run between the Hancher parking lots and Kinnick
Stadium will not be operating for the Wisconsin game.
"Beauty and the Beast" includes all the Alan Menken/Howard Ashman
songs from the Disney animated film, plus an additional Menken/Ashman song
written for the movie but not used, and seven new Alan Menken songs with lyrics
by Tim Rice. The production also features the spectacular Tony Award-winning
costumes by Ann Hould-Ward.
The stage musical of "Beauty and the Beast" has become a long-running
hit of international scope. In April, "Beauty and the Beast" celebrated
six years on Broadway. The Hancher engagement is part of a 25-city North American
tour, and "Beauty and the Beast" productions are also currently
running in Germany and Spain.