TOMS RIVER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A moment in history. A quote from the Director of the White Star Line follows:
April 15, 1912: "Deeply regret advise you TITANIC sank this morning after collision with iceberg, resulting in serious loss of life. Full particulars later."
When J. Bruce Ismay, Director of the White Star Line sent that horrifying message by wireless after being rescued from the frigid Atlantic, the worst maritime disaster in history began. The world’s fascination with the doomed ship continues to this day.
To mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking, the Traveling Literary Theater™ presents the world premiere of “100 Years: Titanic Survivors and Their Stories” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at The Arts and Community Center at Ocean County College in Toms River, N.J. The one-of-a-kind production includes beautifully costumed actors sharing riveting stories of actual survivors of the disaster – set to the actual music performed by Titanic’s legendary band.
Prior to the show, Chef Michael Dunn, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will present a recreation of the final first-class luncheon menu served aboard Titanic. The meal will include mouthwatering delights such as Salmon Mayonnaise, Potted Shrimps, Veal & Ham Pie, Galantine of Chicken, Chicken la Maryland, imported cheeses, unique soups, salads and desserts.
A stunning component of “100 Years” will be internationally acclaimed Dan Levinson and His Café Parisien Band – with special guest arranger and musician Vince Giordano of Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks, which recently won a Grammy for the soundtrack of HBO's “Boardwalk Empire.” The musicians will perform songs from the era of the disaster, evoking the drama and courage of the Titanic band as it kept playing to comfort the passengers as the ship slowly sank.
“Vince Giordano and Dan Levinson are among the greatest living artists and experts in this music genre,” says Tom Worsdale, executive director of Traveling Literary Theater. “The image of the band playing as the ship sank foot by foot makes an indelible impression and this re-enactment of such special and haunting music will beautifully honor these brave musicians who played to the very end.”
Show tickets are $30 and the luncheon is $70. Tickets are available at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit www.travelingliterarytheater.com.