NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This new lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Fascinating Rhythm.”

Featuring a cast of larger-than-life lead and ensemble characters, direction and choreography by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes) and a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT harkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. This sparkling, madcap musical tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!

Free pre-show lecture led by Opera SLO’s Brian Asher Alhadeff in the PAC Pavilion at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $60 – $90

Sponsored by Libbie Agran & Guy Fitzwater

RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES: Monday, March 16, 2015 – 7:30 p.m.

Experience an all-new Broadway show when the internationally-acclaimed RAIN Beatles homage comes to San Luis Obispo – hailed as clear and above the biggest and best Beatles tribute touring today.

As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience.

In addition to the updated sets that include brand new LED/ HD screens and multimedia content, new songs have also been included with the launch of the 2015 tour. The “RAIN” Beatles have mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics  – “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together,” “Hey Jude” and more – this spot-on tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends! (High volume performance)

Tickets: $48 – $80

Sponsored by Jerry & Sheila Crane and Dr. Elaine K. Yin

All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. and at noon on performance days. Located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.