Comic Satire The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
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Although there are many, many plays about faith, family and long-buried secrets, few are laugh-out-loud funny. Perhaps that's the real miracle of Miracle on South Division Street, now receiving its West Coast premiere. From playwright Tom Dudzick (Over the Tavern trilogy) comes the story of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York. Ever since Clara's father, an immigrant from war-torn Poland, had a miraculous vision of the Virgin Mary in his barbershop, the Nowaks have been convinced that they are special. But "keeping the faith" for 65 years -- and in a gritty, deteriorating neighborhood, to boot -- proves tough for Clara and her grown children. When the family legend threatens to unravel, the Nowaks must re-evaluate everything. After a celebrated off-Broadway run, this surprising and satisfying comedy comes to the Colony Theatre. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Arlene Zoren
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For someone who really knows musicals, it was very entertaining. For those who know some of them, it was painful. I know a good many of them, so I understood what was going on. My husband, on the other hand, couldn't wait until we left.
The performers did an outstanding job. We both loved the show for that reason. Their voices and acting were reasons, if for no other, to see the show!
Quotes & Highlights
- "Real wit, real charm! It's great fun!" --New York Times
- "Charming! Funny! Hits its targets with sophisticated affection!" --New York Magazine
- "Witty! Refreshing! Juicily merciless!" --Village Voice
Music by Eric Rockwell
Lyrics by Joanne Bogart
Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart
The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) is a musical about ... musicals! In a comic satire of musical theatre genres, one story becomes five musicals, each in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim.
June, an ingenue who can't pay the rent, is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to her rescue? In an evening of variations on a theme, this basic plot is musicalized the way Rodgers and Hammerstein might have envisioned it, taking place in Kansas in August, complete with a Dream Ballet. The story is then done in the style of Stephen Sondheim, featuring the landlord as a tortured, artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge because they don't appreciate his art. When presented in the style of Jerry Herman, the story becomes a splashy star vehicle, while the Andrew Lloyd Webber version is a rock musical, with borrowed themes from Puccini. The story is re-told one last time in the style of Kander and Ebb, set in a speakeasy in Chicago . The tone of this evening of satire is loving/irreverent "in a sorry/grateful kind of way."