Experience New York circa 1944 without getting into a plane or time machine. The University of Miamis Department of Theater Arts presents On the Town at the Jerry Herman Ring Theater on campus. Opening night is tonight at 8:00. Undergraduate students recreate the classic Broadway hit about three sailors on a 24-hour pass from the Brooklyn Navy Yard. They set out to find Miss Turnstiles after seeing her photo on the subway, taking the audience on a scenic Big Apple tour.
We see a series of snapshots of New York City culture in 1944. You get to see Coney Island, Harlem little glimpses of the city, says Vince Cardinal, chairman of the department. Its a great comic, cabaret-style humor coupled with Leonard Bernstein music, he adds. Even Broadway virgins probably know songs from this one; numbers include Come Up to My Place, Some Other Time, and New York, New York. Tickets for tonights opening show are $18. The show runs through April 28; matinee and evening weekend tickets are available.