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Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will perform at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center on May 11.

The Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC) kicks off its 2024 spring season with exciting musical, dance and theatrical performances for the whole family.

The array of guest artists includes Broadway legend Betty Buckley and classical quintet Imani Winds, plus celebrations of classic R&B, country and other music genres. Adelphi’s own talented students will also take to the stage in productions such as The Moors, Best of Broadway and Spring Dance Adelphi.

Highlights for the spring include:

The R&B Sounds of the ‘70s

Friday, February 9, at 8:00 p.m.

The National R&B Music Society brings together three great R&B groups to celebrate these classic sounds. Blue Magic, Black Ivory and The Legendary Blue Notes (featuring “Sugar Bear”) will perform their greatest hits, including “If You Don’t Know Me by Now,” “I Miss You,” “Don’t Turn Around,” “You and I,” “Sideshow” and “Spell.”

Imani Winds

Friday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating more than two decades of music making, the twice Grammy-nominated wind quintet returns to Adelphi with a new repertoire celebrating Latin music.

The Moors by Jen Silverman

Wednesday, February 28, through Sunday, March 3, various times

Adelphi’s student production of this play, described by The New York Times as “truly clever and intelligent,” runs for six performances. The dark comedy about love, desperation and visibility is not to be missed.

Adelphi’s Best of Broadway: Broadway Royalty

Sunday, March 10, at 4:00 p.m.

Honoring the kings, queens, princes and princesses of Broadway, Adelphi’s talented students perform music from classic and contemporary shows, including Aladdin, Camelot, Six, Frozen, Anastasia, The Little Mermaid and Cinderella.

Country Jukebox: Kenny, Dolly & Friends

Saturday, April 6, at 8:00 p.m.

Broadway and New York cabaret singers, along with the North Shore Symphony Orchestra, celebrate country music from the 1950s to the present. The salute features favorites from Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, The Judds, Carrie Underwood, and others.

Spring Dance Adelphi

Wednesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21, various times

Students from the Adelphi University Department of Dance perform a mixed program of ballet, modern and contemporary dance in six exciting performances.

Greater Nassau Chorus

Saturday, May 4, at 4:00 p.m.

The international award-winning women’s barbershop chorus returns to Adelphi for its annual concert. The show will feature contemporary music, show tunes and popular favorites.

Betty Buckley

Saturday, May 11, at 8:00 p.m.

The season ends with Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley making her Adelphi PAC debut. She will be joined by multi-Grammy-nominated musical director and pianist Christian Jacob in an evening featuring songs from the world of pop/rock, standards, musical theater and Americana.  The Poole Family Broadway Series is generously sponsored by Mary Jane and Thomas Poole.

Tickets are currently on sale, with discounts available to seniors, students, Adelphi alumni and employees. Livestream access will be available for certain performances.

For more information, call the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516.877.4000 or email Regular box office hours are Wednesday through Friday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m., and the box office is also open two hours before all ticketed performances. Ticket sales and additional information are available online.


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