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Sports Host, Author, Columnist, Mitch Albom Writes A Musical About Hockey; Featuring Red Wing Greats

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He’s been a sport columnist in the Detroit Free-Press for years. He wrapping up a stint on ESPN’s Sports Reporters. He wrote an all-time best selling book, Tuesdays with Morrie, and then teamed with Oprah Winfrey to make it into a TV-movie. He’s written other books along the same lines. and now Albom has authored a musical about hockey.

It’s not Slap Shot, but the description is intriguing, to say the least.

The story is about Stan, the hockey superfan on a quest to save hockey after God deems there are too many unnecessary sports and wants to eradicate the
one Stan loves the most. Through song and dance, Stan searches for five pure hockey fans who can help him convince God to save his sport. Will the die-hard
hockey fan convince God to reconsider his decision to
abolish hockey?

The musical features video appearances from Red Wings legends Steve Yzerman, Brendan Shanahan, Darren McCarty, Joey Kocur, Pavel Datsyuk, This unusual musical
comedy has delighted long time hockey fans with its unique songs, “When You’re A Wing,” “Kill Baseball,” and “God is a Canuck

If you’re a hockey nut, this might be worth the drive to Lansing, where the play will be presented at the Pasant Theatre at MSU for four shows between August 24th-26th.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 8th. at WhartonCenter.com

 

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