Broadway star Sutton Foster sings Feb. 15 at Eisenhower Auditorium

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster makes her Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State debut in a Valentine’s weekend concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in Eisenhower Auditorium on the University Park campus.

Foster’s performance, backed by her trio, features popular and show tunes from her CDs Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at the Café Carlyle, plus selections from the Broadway productions in which she has starred.

Tickets for the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State presentation are $45 for an adult, $19 for a University Park student and $35 for a person 18 and younger. Buy tickets online at or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (weekdays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Bryce Jordan Center (weekdays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

The celebrated actor, singer and dancer won Tony Awards for outstanding actress in the musicals "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie." She also originated roles in the Broadway productions of "The Drowsy Chaperone," "Little Women," "Young Frankenstein" and "Shrek the Musical."

As a concert artist, she has graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series, Feinstein’s, Joe’s Pub and many other venues.

Foster also starred in the ABC Family series "Bunheads." Her TV guest appearances include "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Flight of the Conchords," "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Sesame Street."

Foster performs in concert across the United States and abroad with her music director Michael Rafter.

“From the start, Foster made the audience feel as if this was going to be a great night of music,” a reviewer for MD Theatre Guide wrote after hearing the singer in concert at a suburban Washington, D.C., theater. “… Two things about listening to Sutton Foster in concert that are definite pluses are the quality of her musicians and arrangements.”

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or local expert, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Fulton Bank sponsors the presentation.

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Last Updated January 27, 2014