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By Ralph Derickson

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The dates for this year's program, which includes hits from Tony Award-winning shows, are June 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. June 10.

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May 21, 2001 – (Lexington, Ky.) – To accommodate its ever-increasing audience, a Sunday matinee is being added this year for the "It's a Grand Night for Singing" program presented by the University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts, School of Music and UK Opera Theatre.

The dates for this year's program, which will include hits from Tony Award-winning shows, are June 8 and 9, beginning at 8 p.m., and a 3 p.m. matinee Sunday, June 10.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $12 for students and $10 for children age 6 and under.  The ticket office telephone number is (859) 257-4929. Additionally, for the Friday and Saturday performances, a VIP $50 option on tickets can be bought which includes preferred seating, reserved parking and a reception.

UK Voice Professor Everett McCorvey, who has directed Grand Night for the past nine years, said the Sunday matinee was added because tickets to the popular musical performances always sell out quickly.  "That’s a grand problem for performers to have."

McCorvey said the UK School of Music and Opera Theatre students and faculty will be singing unforgettable hit show tunes from the Tony Award-winning productions of "Guys and Dolls," "Les Miserables," "The Music Man," "Sound of Music," "Showboat," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Beauty and the Beast," "West Side Story" and a host of other Broadway musicals.

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