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Taylor Mac to bring jaw-dropping showmanship to ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage will host 'A 24-Decade History of Popular Music Abridged' on April 7


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Taylor Mac performs his show from the perspective of groups whose stories are often forgotten. Photo courtesy of Teddy Wolff

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April 04, 2018

Taylor Mac is anything but typical. His extravagant costumes, energetic showmanship and pure stamina for performance are highlighted in glitter during "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music."

The concept is captivating. The award-winning performer tells tales of those whoses stories are typically forgotten through 246 songs from 1776 to the present day — all while in brilliant, dazzling costume designs. Mac is a 2017 finalist for the Pulitizer Prize in Drama. He is also a 2017 MacArthur Fellow and won the 2017 Kennedy Prize for Drama.

The New York Times review of Mac's performance says the show "was one of the great experiences of my life."

Mac will perform the abridged version of "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" at 7 p.m. April 7 at ASU Gammage. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the box office during normal business hours or at asugammage.com.

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