Thursday September 2, 2010

Arts Community

Rooney Puts On A Show

Mickey's musical promises an evening of nostalgic fun


he Chilliwack Community Arts Council is proud to present legendary entertainer Mickey Rooney in his highly acclaimed musical “Let’s Put on a Show!” on September 11, 2010. With a Canadian tour set for 2010, Mickey Rooney and his wife Jan Rooney celebrate a career that has spanned a remarkable ten decades.

“Let’s Put on a Show!” is an autobiographical musical, highlighted with film clips, humour and anecdotal memories, which enjoyed a successful run Off-Broadway in New York. Mickey is excited to share the stage with his wife of over 29 years, the singer/actress Jan Rooney. Drawing on a rich 80 plus year career, the musical numbers are broad ranged and are taken from Mickey’s films, some original tunes and Jan's vast repertoire, including her tribute to Patsy Cline. Additionally the show features an onstage trio, and a moving tribute to Mickey’s famous co-star from his days at MGM, Judy Garland.

Crawling on to the stage during his father’s Vaudeville act at 18 months old in 1922, Mickey Rooney began a truly legendary career and, with over 200 films under his belt, shows no signs of slowing down. Mickey Rooney, whose personal motto is “Don’t retire, Inspire!”, has most recently starred in films such as the 2006 acclaimed comedy “Night at the Museum” with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Dick Van Dyke. Mickey and Jan have made numerous film appearances together. Among their favourites: “Wreck the Halls” and “Lost Stallions: The Journey Home”, and in 2009 they filmed the comedy “Saddle Up!” in Philadelphia.

Mickey Rooney is set to hit the stage on Saturday, September 11, 2010. The show will start at 8:00pm and takes place at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre located at 9201 Corbould Street. The ticket prices are $54.32 each (includes facility fees & taxes). All tickets will be available from the Chilliwack Cultural Centre Box Office: 604.392.7469

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