Shirley Jones at SHU's Edgerton Center
Published 7:15 pm, Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts will continue its American Legends Series with an appearance by actress and singer Shirley Jones on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the university, 5151 Park Ave. The program starts at 3 p.m.
Jones, a former cast member of "The Partridge Family" television program, will take the stage to reminisce about her career on stage, in film and television in an Actors Studio-style presentation hosted by Jerry Goehring, executive director of the Edgerton Center. In addition, the evening will include selected clips from her film, television and stage productions. Jones will also participate in a question-and-answer session with members of the audience.
She began her career on Broadway at the age of 18 as one of the nurses in the original production of "South Pacific." She starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein's film version of "Oklahoma!" and had leading roles in "April Love" and "Never Steal Anything Small." She won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Elmer Gantry" and continued to work in films portraying as Marian the librarian in "The Music Man."
Since the late 1990s, Jones has focused her efforts on a concert career, touring the world.
Tickets cost $25 for the general public, $20 for students, faculty and staff and $15 for senior citizens.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 203-371-7908 or online at www.edgerton