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‘Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber’ starts Feb. 28

“Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber,” starring Franc D’Ambrosio and Glory Crampton, features some of the composers most famous sons.

“Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber” is coming to the UGA Performing Arts Center Feb. 28 and March 1 at 8 p.m. The show features Broadway veterans Franc D’Ambrosio and Glory Crampton performing selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber hits such as The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Sunset Boulevard and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

D’Ambrosio is best known for his role as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. With more than 2,300 performances of the lead role, he held the title of “World’s Longest Running Phantom” for nearly a decade. He also played the role of the opera singing son of Al Pacino in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part III.

Crampton is a Broadway leading lady known for her critically acclaimed roles in Camelot, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Nine and The Fantasticks. She is also an accomplished soprano who has sung with tenor Jose Carreras (of the Three Tenors) before a sold-out audience in Radio City Music Hall. Her most recent TV appearance was on the CBS TV show The Good Wife.

Tickets for “Angel of Music: A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber” are $44 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400. UGA students can purchase tickets for $6 with a valid UGA ID, limit one ticket per student.

Prior to the March 1 show, patrons are invited to make it an evening with a tour and free dessert at the Georgia Museum of Art at 6 p.m.

The Performing Arts Center is at 230 River Road on the UGA main campus in Athens.