Back by Overwhelming Demand – Vanguard University’s
Department of Theatre Arts Presents The Beat Goes On
Journey Through the Decades of Rock and Roll
Costa Mesa, CA, September 2, 2015 – Vanguard University’s highly acclaimed and award-winning department of theatre arts presents the reprise production of the wildly popular musical revue, The Beat Goes On. The production was created and directed by Vanda Eggington and is presented in the Lyceum Theater on the Vanguard University campus, beginning September 18, 2015 and running three weekendsthrough October 4, 2015.
The wildly favorable response to the world premiere of The Beat Goes On in 2014 convinced the VU Theatre Department to keep it Rockin’ and Rollin’ along! Join them again as they take you on a road trip of memories through the last half of the 20th Century, with stops in small town malt shops, sunny California beaches, mirror ball disco halls, and MTV studio extravaganzas. This is a high energy and family friendly look at music favorites that reshaped the world.
The show’s creator and director, Vanda Eggington, is intrigued by the affect that Rock and Roll music has had on society. She says, “When I started to put together a look at the history of Rock Music in America in the 20th century, it was a personal exploration into my own past as well as the past of our country and its music. Regardless of which music plays in your life, it’s a part of you. Rock music is a part of our culture and through all its ups and downs, smiles and frowns, sights and sounds… The Beat Goes On…”
This production is suitable for ages 6 and older. All performances are presented on the campus of Vanguard University, in the Lyceum Theater. Ticket prices are $17 for general admission and $14 for seniors, children, college students and groups. Tickets may be purchased at www.vanguardtickets.com or by calling the Theatre Department box office at 714-668-6145.
Performance dates and times are September 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, October 1, 2, 3 at 8:00 pm; September 19, 20, 26, 27, October 3, 4 at 2:00 pm.