Lucie Arnaz Event

April 16th, 2013 Posted in Foundation News & Events

Arnez postcard frontFor those who missed a memorable night of entertainment with a Broadway icon last May, you have another opportunity.  Auburn Public Theater, Barbara Walsh, M&T Bank and The Cayuga Community College Foundation are presenting “An Evening with Lucie Arnaz.”

Barbara Walsh wanted to establish The Thommie Walsh Education Scholarship in memory of her late brother, Auburn legend, Thommie Walsh.  She called on Thommie’s long- time friend, nine-time Tony Winner Tommy Tune, to come to Auburn with his stage show “Steps in Time.”  It was so successful that the second event, starring Lucie Arnaz, is being planned for Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 in the Irene A. Bisgrove Community Theater at Cayuga Community College’s Auburn campus.

Luci Arnaz photoMs. Arnaz is also a Broadway veteran and daughter of showbiz royalty, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball.  She will present a concert featuring new arrangements of favorite standards by Gershwin, Ellington, and Porter, as well as showstoppers from her Broadway career.  At the Friday performance she will be joined by the “Irish Tenor” Andy Cooney, a perennial audience favorite.

The Thommie Walsh Scholarship Fund, administered by The Cayuga Community College Foundation, was established to assist students who are looking for a career in theater.  Hopefully, one day, Auburn will have another “Shining Star.”

Jeff Hoffman, Executive Director of the CCC Foundation, is “honored the Walsh family has chosen the CCC Foundation to continue Thommie’s legacy.  The Walsh family puts their heart and soul into this event and we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it.”

For ticket information contact Auburn Public Theater at 315-253-6669, or visit their website,

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