Lee Ann Womack, Ed Asner highlight 2011-2012 season at TROY's Davis Theatre

Posted: Tuesday, 16 August 2011

MONTGOMERY—A concert by country star Lee Ann Womack and a solo performance by Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner are among the highlights of the upcoming 2011-2012 season at Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Season tickets are on sale now for the series, which features a diverse mix of performances including beloved musicals, Motown favorites and more. Season tickets can be purchased by calling the theatre office at 334-241-9567.

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The Davis Theatre is located in downtown Montgomery at 251 Montgomery Street. All shows have a 7 p.m. curtain time. A season ticket package to all of this season's productions ranges in price from $105 to $185.

"We are thrilled to bring such a diverse lineup of talent to Montgomery," said Davis Theatre Director Kristen Koehler. "The 2011-2012 season at the Davis truly offers something for everyone."

The Season Subscriber Series will launch on Tuesday, Oct. 18, with a performance by the Hunt Family Fiddlers. The Hunts are an award-winning family of Irish step dancers, fiddlers and singers. The family of nine performs Celtic, bluegrass, inspirational and popular tunes, and has toured extensively in the U.S., Canada, Scotland and Ireland.

Thursday, Nov. 10, will feature a new production of the classic musical "My Fair Lady." The 1956 Broadway smash inspired an Academy Award-winning film starring Audrey Hepburn and features such memorable songs as "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?," "With a Little Bit of Luck," and "The Rain in Spain."

Lee Ann Womack will take to the Davis Theatre stage on Thursday, Dec. 8. Winner of a Grammy, five Academy of Country Music Awards and six Country Music Association awards, singer/songwriter Womack brings a contemporary flair to old-fashioned country music. Her hit songs include "Last Call," "Solitary Thinkin'," "I Found It in You," "If These Walls Could Talk" and the CMA Song of the Year winner "I Hope You Dance." Vocalist Dani Flowers will open.

Friday, Jan. 27, will feature a performance of the award-winning musical "Damn Yankees." Based on the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop, this popular musical is filled with hit songs including "Whatever Lola Wants" and "You Gotta Have Heart."

Emmy-winner Ed Asner, best known for his role as Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Lou Grant," will take to the Davis stage on Tuesday, March 6, for a solo performance in "FDR." This powerful, one-man play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office and takes the audience through FDR's White House years including the Depression, the steps leading up to WWII and the war years.

Finally, the Season Subscriber Series will close on Friday, March 23, with "The Legends of Motown" featuring Horizon. This talented trio of vocalists and their backing band will bring authentic Motown music to Montgomery with their energetic, precise, harmonic, witty and well-choreographed style.

In addition to the Season Subscriber Series, the Davis will feature two performances in its annual University Series, including "Jazz Comes Home" on Tuesday, Oct. 4 and "A Salute to Our Nation's Veterans" featuring the TROY Symphony Band on Tuesday, Nov. 1, along with a special add-on event, the musical "Band Geeks!" by TROY alumnus Tommy Newman, on Friday, April 20.

The 2011-2012 Davis Theatre season is sponsored by AT&T, Charter Media, Cumulus, Fresh Face Media, the Montgomery Advertiser, RSVP Montgomery, SMI Advertising, Touch of Class Limousine and Transport, Troy University Montgomery Metro Alumni Chapter, Viamedia and WSFA 12 News.

For more information on the upcoming season, call the Theatre office at (334) 241-9567. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Troy University's Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts 2011-2012 Season
Tuesday, Oct. 4: Jazz Comes Home
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Hunt Family Fiddlers
Tuesday, Nov. 1: A Salute to Our Nation's Veterans
Thursday, Nov. 10: My Fair Lady
Thursday, Dec. 8: Lee Ann Womack
Friday, Jan. 27: Damn Yankees
Tuesday, March 6: Ed Asner as FDR
Friday, March 23: The Legends of Motown Featuring Horizon
Friday, April 20: Band Geeks!

Sullivan Award

Lee Ann Womack

Sullivan Award

Ed Asner