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COLLEGE STATION, TX – The internationally-acclaimed hit theater production, The Simon & Garfunkel Story, will play Rudder Auditorium at Texas A&M University as part of a more than 50-city national tour. Presented by OPAS on January 31 and February 1 (7:30 PM), the immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Single tickets range from $30-$80 are on sale now at the MSC Box Office (979-845-1234) and online at www.OPAStickets.org. Special ticket prices for TAMU students are available with valid student ID.
OPAS Executive Director Anne Black states, “We wanted to include this program on our Main Stage season because Simon & Garfunkel were at the height of their stardom when OPAS was just getting started. This beautiful production will show audiences what was happening in our country in the late 1960s and early 1970s and the music that resulted from those times.” Black concludes, “And just wait until you hear these artists perform ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ It will take your breath away.”
This unique and special program tells the story from the duo’s humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry, to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s, and to their dramatic split in 1970. The show culminates with the pair’s famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 which had more than half a million fans in attendance. Including the use of state-of-the-art video projection, photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their biggest hits, including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” “Homeward Bound,” the aforementioned “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and many more.
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, the Brit Awards honored their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album with Best International Album. In 2003, Simon & Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.