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Aug 28

Guest Blog: An Evening of Great Music

Posted on August 28, 2019 at 12:09 PM by Beth Shumate

By Mike Tarzis
North Texas Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society 

Brett Valliant _organistWhat better way to end a scorching hot summer than an evening of air conditioned comfort listening to some of the greatest theater and movie music ever written. All that, and a Buster Keaton comedy short film to boot!

The North Texas Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society is winding up the summer with a discounted evening of entertainment on the Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ in the McKinney Performing Arts Center's Courtroom Theater, featuring one of the most acclaimed performers in the world playing all of your favorites.

Brett Valliant is an internationally known theater organist, and a longtime favorite with McKinney audiences. He’ll be back for one night only in McKinney for an unscripted two hours of entertainment including some of your all-time favorite award-winning music, and if the past is any indication, there will be a more than a few surprises as well.

To top it all off, he’ll throw in an original score to the Buster Keaton classic short "One Week," a film that has made the American Film Registry’s list of the 100 most important films ever made. The plot in and of itself is hilarious. Keaton is a newlywed who is gifted with a do-it-yourself house kit. He has just a week to put it all together, and as you might imagine, everything that could possibly go wrong does, and then some.

The program will be presented for one night only, Saturday, September 7 at 7 p.m. at MPAC, 111 N. Tennessee. For this show only, tickets are $10 for adults, and $6 for children and seniors.  For reservation information, contact the MPAC ticket office at (214) 544-4630.