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You know what they say about the early birds: They get first dibs on Broadway Voices tickets!

Early-bird tickets are on sale now for the 2013-14 season of Broadway Voices, the fourth annual offering of the best of Broadway, live onstage at the Garner Performing Arts Center.   

The season ticket price, which includes all three concerts, is discounted to $65 until Sept. 30, and then goes to $75. Broadway Voices sold out its 2012-13 season.

Headlining this fourth season in the award-winning series are an acclaimed Irish tenor and two recent Tony Award nominees. The Tony Awards are the top award given on Broadway, with only five or six actors nominated each year in each category.  

Up first in the Broadway Voices series is former Phantom of the Opera star Ciaran Sheehan in a “Galway to Broadway Christmas” show on Dec. 14.

The Dublin-born Sheehan’s show is a blend of Irish music, Broadway tunes and Christmas favorites. He will be accompanied by fiddler Heather Martin Bixler, traditional Irish instrument musician Gabe Donahue of the famed Chieftains, and pianist Sue Anderson.
Sheehan has performed three television specials for PBS, including “Galway to Broadway.” His show has sold out famed Carnegie Hall four times.
He made his Broadway debut as Marius in “Les Miserables,” but is best known for more than 1,000 performances as the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webb’s “Phantom of the Opera.”

The series continues on Feb. 8, 2014 with a performance by 2010 Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis.

Norm Lewis was nominated for his performance opposite Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald in “Porgy & Bess.” He has played some of Broadway’s biggest roles and is known for his performance as Javert in the 25th anniversary concert of “Les Miserables.” He also was King Triton in “The Little Mermaid” and Billy Flynn in “Chicago.”
Lewis is also a regular on the television hit “Scandal."

Broadway Voices 2013-14 concludes on March 15, 2014 with Christiane Noll, who was nominated for a Tony Award in 2011. Noll received her Tony nomination and won the Helen Hayes Award for her role of Mother in the Kennedy Center’s production of “Ragtime” in 2011. She starred in “Chaplin” on Broadway in 2012 and earlier was the original Emma in Broadway’s “Jekyll & Hyde.”
She also is an international concert singer, having performed with symphonies around the world. She made her Hollywood Bowl debut in concert with Julie Andrews and made her opera debut with Placido Domingo.
“We are bringing some of the best performers in the world to GPAC,” said Neal Padgett, president of the Garner Chamber of Commerce.  “Broadway Voices is a unique collaboration among the Town of Garner, the Garner Chamber and our business community. In a short time, the series has gained a national reputation for excellence.”Broadway Voices won a state award as an innovative and effective program in its first year. Following the initial success of the series, the Town of Garner expanded programs at the Garner Performing Arts Center, formerly known as the Garner Historic Auditorium. 

To purchase tickets, call the Chamber at (919) 772-6440 or purchase online at

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