PORTLAND – PCA Great Performances will present the national tour of “Saturday Night Fever” on Feb. 28 and 29 in Merrill Auditorium.

There will be three performances: Saturday, Feb. 28, at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 29, at 3 p.m.

“Saturday Night Fever,” inspired by the successful 1977 film and featuring songs from the soundtrack by the Bee Gees, tells the streetwise New York City story of an ambitious, talented Brooklyn kid with a burning desire to make it big in Manhattan.

It’s filled with hit songs from the 1970’s disco-dancing craze, including “Staying Alive,” “Night Fever,” “How Deep is Your Love?”, “You Should Be Dancing,” “If I Can’t Have You” and “Jive Talkin’.”

The live version of “Saturday Night Fever” was first presented at the Palladium in London’s West End in 1998. It was followed by a Broadway engagement at the Minskoff Theater from September 1999 through December 2000.

“Saturday Night Fever,” adapted for the stage by Nan Knighton, is directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Tickets, which are $35, $45 and $52, are available through PortTix, the box office at Merrill Auditorium.

For reservations, call PortTix at (207) 842-0800. The box office is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Reservations also can be made online at www.pcaGreatPerformances.org.

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