Liza Minnelli, the Tony®, Oscar®, Grammy® and Emmy® Award-winning superstar of stage, film and screen, will be featured in the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2010 Spotlight Event on Friday, October 22, 2010. Tickets for this fundraising event benefiting the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's mission-based programs go on sale Friday, June 25, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for the 2010 Spotlight Event An Evening with Liza Minnelli start at $60 and can be purchased starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 25 by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or the Center's ticket office at (920) 730-3760. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's ticket office or online at foxcitiespac.com. Groups of 15 or more can purchase tickets now by calling (920) 730-3786. Additional fees may apply.
The daughter of actress/singer Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli was destined for stardom, beginning her professional career at age 16 in an off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward. In 1965, Minnelli became the youngest woman ever to win a leading actress Tony Award for Flora the Red Menace at the age of 19. Since her early stage performances, Minnelli has continued to appear on Broadway in musicals such as Chicago, Victor/Victoria and The Act. In 1999, she paid tribute to her father in a show called Minnelli on Minnelli. Her most recent stint on Broadway in 2008's Liza's at the Palace... garnered her fourth Tony Award.
Minnelli's concert performances have electrified audiences around the world including London's Palladium, Sydney's Opera House, Paris' Olympia Theatre and New York's Carnegie Hall. In 1991, Minnelli's Radio City Music Hall concert engagement broke box office records playing to sold-out audiences for three weeks. She is noted as having starred in the first concert ever filmed for television in 1972. The resulting album "Liza with a Z" was a Top 20 album and won the Emmy for Outstanding Single Program and the prestigious Peabody Award. It has been released in recent years on DVD and aired on Showtime. This year, she will release a new CD, "Confessions" with her longtime collaborator pianist Billy Stritch.
Minnelli has also lit up the big screen in films such as "Charlie Bubbles," "The Sterile Cuckoo," "New York, New York" opposite Robert DeNiro, "Arthur," "Arthur 2" and, most famously, the 1972 film "Cabaret." Earlier this year, Minnelli made a much talked about cameo appearance in "Sex and the City 2."
To learn more about Liza Minnelli, visit officiallizaminnelli.com.
The 2010 Spotlight Event An Evening with Liza Minnelli is presented with community support from the premier sponsor, Community First Credit Union and supporting sponsor, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
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