Southland Area Theatre Ensemble Brings ‘Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits’ to the GSU Center for Three Cabaret Performances on January 13, 14, 15

University Park, IL-(ENEWSPF)- “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” is bringing hilarious spoofs of classic musical theater to the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts for three performances. The show, a production of the Southland Area Theatre Ensemble (SLATE), comes to the GSU Center on Friday, January 13, at 8 p.m., Saturday, January 14, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 15, at 4 p.m.

Tickets for “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” are just $25, and all seating is on the GSU Center stage for this cabaret-style performance. For tickets, call 708.235.2222 or visit

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“Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” is directed by J.R. Rose, SLATE’s artistic director. Mark Jancosek is musical director and seven veterans of previous SLATE shows – Ron Bowden, Jessica Carpenter, Meghan Falica-Hoyt, Nate Krug, Annie Litchfield, Michelle McKenzie-Voigt, and Tyler McMahon – make up the talented cast.

Since 1982, “Forbidden Broadway” productions have entertained millions of musical theater lovers around the world. The original satirical off-Broadway revue, written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini, spoofed beloved musical theater standards and the stars who made them famous. Versions of “Forbidden Broadway” were a smash hit in New York for nearly 30 years and productions have been performed in more than 200 American cities, as well as theaters around the world.

“Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” delivers a sure ticket to a laugh-filled night at the theater. You’ll see 18 Broadway legends come to life as they perform songs from 25 classic shows.

SLATE was established in 2009 as an artistic collaboration between the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, local theater educators, and veterans of area community theater companies. SLATE has produced three critically-acclaimed summer productions, “Into the Woods” in 2009, “The Wedding Singer” in 2010, and “Ragtime” in 2011.

Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois. For more information about SLATE, visit

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