A. R. Gurney's Comedy Sylvia at Altarena Playhouse
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The last date listed for Sylvia was Thursday June 10, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon is the world's longest-running musical revue. Since 1974, this San Francisco institution has followed Snow White on a musical comedy quest around the world, where she runs into satirically portrayed pop-culture and political celebrities, an impressive array of gigantic hats and one showstopping musical number after another. Because the show is constantly updated with new costumes, hats and characters, it rewards repeat visits. Among the familiar faces you might see spoofed in Beach Blanket's latest incarnation: Lady Gaga, Barack and Michelle Obama, the cast of Glee, Kate Middleton and Adele. Even after nearly 40 years, Beach Blanket Babylon remains one of San Francisco's wildest evenings of live entertainment. Learn More
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It took me awhile to get into this production. The premise is very basic, simple and redundant. The concept or plot could really be wrapped up in15 minutes. The actors were good yet I did not feel a real connection or believability between the husband and wife. The male actor that played many different parts was excellent and very funny. Overall, most of the audience really loved it and laughed throughout. I only found there to be a few funny moments. Enjoyable yet not spectacular. Still one of my favorite small theaters in the East Bay. I’ll be back for their next production.
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The play was adorable, fun, and touching. All of the acting was superb! A small cast, but they really keep things engaging. I would recommend it for adults only since the "dog" can be pretty foul-mouthed. Especially when it comes to cats!
Written by A. R. Gurney
Directed by Gene Kahane
Sylvia premiered in 1995 at New York City's Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Blythe Danner, Charles Kimbrough, and Sarah Jessica Parker. It received several Drama Desk Award nominations, including Outstanding Play and Outstanding Actress (Sarah Jessica Parker).
About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse
Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.