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From creepy to Christmas: Fulton offers students discounted tickets

"The Addams Family" will be performed at the Fulton Opera House until October 25, 2015.

Danielle Barlieb
Staff Writer

Theatre season is in full swing at the Fulton Opera House. Located right next to MU’s Ware Center on Prince St. downtown, the famous theatre kicked off their 2015/16 season less than two weeks ago with the premiere of “The Addams Family: A New Comedy Musical”, just in time for Halloween.

However, many college students may look at the lavish theatre and think that there is no way that they would be able to afford tickets to such a professional production. Well, students can place their worries aside because the Fulton offers a student rush deal for all full-time students.

The Fulton Opera House was originally called Fulton Hall, erected in 1852 by Samuel Sloan, and built on the base of a pre-revolutionary jail housing Native Americans. (Photo courtesy of thefulton.org)
The Fulton Opera House was originally called Fulton Hall, erected in 1852 by Samuel Sloan, and built on the base of a pre-revolutionary jail housing Native Americans. (Photo courtesy of thefulton.org)

All Millersville students have to do is arrive at the theatre less than an hour before show time and show their student ID at the ticket booth. All tickets will cost $10 and students will get to choose from the best seats available at that time. Each student can get one ticket per student ID.
Recent MU graduate Tracy Barnett frequently took advantage of the student rush deal during her time as a student. Barnett states, “I love the theatre, so I go any chance I get. I would be crazy not to take advantage.”

 

"The Addams Family" will be performed at the Fulton Opera House until October 25, 2015.
“The Addams Family” will be performed at the Fulton Opera House until October 25, 2015. (Photo courtesy of thefulton.org)

From now until Oct. 25, the theatre will be showing the musical comedy: “The Addams Family”, which the Fulton describes as, “a fresh, modern story that asks audiences to define normal.” Based off of the 1960’s television series and numerous film adaptations, this musical is a fresh take on the ‘creepy, kooky, and mysteriously, spooky and all together ooky family.’
Starting on Nov. 17, the theatre will turn from creepy to Christmas with the premiere of the musical adaptation of the modern classic, Will Ferrell film, Elf. In the spring, the productions will continue to roll out in an amazing season with shows such as “Legally Blonde: The Musical”, “Sister Act”, “Ghost” and closing out with the ‘80s classic, “Footloose.”
The Fulton, has shows playing six days a week; Tuesday through Sunday. There are matinee shows on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and shows on Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and shows on Friday and Saturday Evenings at 8 p.m.

For more information, go to www.thefulton.org.

Students can jump back in time and experience the theater at the Fulton Opera House. (Photo courtesy of thefulton.org)
Students can jump back in time and experience the theater at the Fulton Opera House. (Photo courtesy of thefulton.org)