Temple Theaters: By George, It's Joy!

Temple Theaters: By George, It's Joy!

March 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm
March 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm
A tribute to alumna Joy Valderrama Abbott (EDU '52) through the music of George Abbott

It is with deep sadness that we report that Temple Alumna Joy Abbott, who was originally scheduled to be featured at this event, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

We will move forward, celebrating Joy's legacy as a performer and musical theater luminary. The evening will include arrangements of songs from the musicals associated with her late husband, legendary Broadway producer, director, and playwright, George Abbott (creative genius behind the invention of the classic book musical including THE PAJAMA GAME, PAL JOEY and DAMN YANKEES). 

Performances will be by the Temple Musical Theater students whose academic program and development has been so profoundly affected by the support of Joy Abbott. 

The unique event will also highlight new works from the inaugural class of Temple Theaters' recently launched Abbott MFA in Musical Theater Collaboration which was born and has been cultivated due to support by Joy. 

We hope you can join us for this touching tribute to the memory of a truly wonderful performer and friend to so many. 

Performance in Lew Klein Hall