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Broadway's `Voice' to open season.

Byline: Richard Duckett

Betty Buckley, known affectionately as "the voice of Broadway" and the original Grizabella in the Broadway production of "Cats," will formally open the 2008-09 season of the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts The Theatre for the Performing Arts is a 7,000 seat theater located in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. History
The Performing Arts Center or the Aladdin Theatre for the Performing Arts
 with a concert Sept. 20.

The season - some of which has previously been announced - will include appearances by comedians Jackie Mason Jackie Mason (born Yacov Moshe Maza on June 9, 1931, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin) is an American stand-up comedian. His "politically incorrect" routines and opinionated observations on Jewish and American life have often provoked controversy.  and Lily Tomlin Lily Tomlin (born September 01, 1939) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress, comedian, writer and producer. Tomlin's body of work, which has spanned over 40 years, has garnered her several Tony Awards and Emmy Awards, as well as a Grammy Award. ; concerts by singers Kenny Rogers, Frankie Valli This articlearticle or section has multiple issues:
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 and "American Idols in Concert"; and at least two home-grown shows with "The Nutcracker" presented by Ballet Arts Worcester and "A Christmas Carol" featuring an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic by the Hanover Theatre's executive director Troy Siebels.

More shows will be added to the season, said Lisa Condit, the theater's director of marketing and public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most  .

Buckley won a Tony Award for playing Grizabella and singing the memorable song "Memories." Along with a string of other Broadway and Off Broadway Off Broadway plays or musicals are performed in New York City in smaller theatres than Broadway, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway, productions.

Off Broadway theatres (venues) are those with 100 to 499 seats[1].
 credits, she has been seen on the movie screen and on TV, perhaps most notably playing Abby Bradford on the show "Eight is Enough."

The Hanover Theatre season will also showcase its Broadway series with touring productions of "Movin' Out," "Cats," "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy," "Annie" and "Riverdance." Other shows scheduled include "Nunsense" and "Playhouse Disney For the Playhouse Disney in other countries, see Playhouse Disney around the world. Playhouse Disney is the brand name for Disney Channel's preschool programs, often airing as its own channel outside of the United States.  Live!" Music Worcester Inc. will present its first production at the Hanover Theatre when "Swan Lake" is performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre of Moscow.

The 2008-09 season lineup is as follows:

Sept. 20. Betty Buckley - season opener with founding member reception

Sept. 21. Russian American Kids Circus

Sept. 23. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Sept. 24. Jackie Mason

Sept. 28. American Belles

Oct. 17 and 18. "Nunsense"

Oct. 19. Lily Tomlin

Oct. 24. Harvey Robbins Royalty of Doo-Wopp

Nov. 1. The Original Stars of American Bandstand

Nov. 2. "Playhouse Disney Live!"

Nov. 20. NBC's Last Comic Standing Last Comic Standing is an American reality television talent show that premiered in 2003. The objective of the program is to select a comedian from a group, who will receive a development contract with the NBC television network and a special first to air on the cable-TV  Live Tour

Nov. 21 and 22. "Movin' Out"

Nov. 28, 29 and 30. "The Nutcracker"

Dec. 13. Lisa Lampanelli

Dec. 14. Terry Fator

Dec. 19, 20 and 21. "Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Jan. 18. Bob the Builder <noinclude></noinclude> <noinclude></noinclude> Bob the Builder is a children's television character created by Keith Chapman. Bob appears as a construction contractor in a stop motion animated programme with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours  

Jan. 23, 24 and 25. "Cats"

Feb. 4. Kenny Rogers

Feb. 7. Buddy, Bopper and Valens

Feb. 13 and 14. "Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy"

March 18. "Swan Lake"

March 27. The Rat Pack

April 15. "American Idols in Concert"

May 8. '70s Soul Jam

May 15 and 16. "Annie"

June 5, 6 and 7. "Riverdance"

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