I'll Stop the World and Belt With You: Musical Revue Inspired by John Hughes
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The last date listed for I'll Stop the World and Belt With You was Sunday August 30, 2009 / 6:00pm.
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The Tony Award winner for Best Play -- and later, adapted to the screen, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture -- returns to the stage. In this classical music-driven drama from Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, composer Antonio Salieri, now in his twilight years, makes a bold claim: He may have killed Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Looking back on his life, Salieri explores his passionate, turbulent rivalry with the boorish but brilliant Mozart, alternating between trusted confidant and devious backstabber. But does Salieri actually have Mozart's blood on his hands, or is this just a way to escape his own obscurity? Interwoven with the masterful music of these two composers, Amadeus explores how far mortal man is willing to go in order to achieve the immortality that comes with being remembered. Learn More
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Featured review from Megan
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It looks as though this may have ended its run, but if not I highly, highly recommend this show! Sure, the story's a little weak, but the performers are fantastic and the show is chock full of your favorite 80's songs. A really good time for any child of the 80's (or those older or younger)!
After a well-received run at Davenport’s, I’ll Stop the World and Beltwith You is moving to the Theatre Building Chicago. Belt is a John Hughes-inspired music revue where teen angst collides with some of the raddest tunes from the decade that launched the synthesizer, Madonna and MTV. So break out your legwarmers and Member’s Only jacket because “Goonies never say die!”… and neither do the 80’s.
So for those of you who lived through the 80’s, Repeat & Fade Productions' Belt will offer you a chance to escape into your youth and forget what year it is. Through the story telling prowess of a selection of classic songs such as Time After Time, Take on Me, and Against All Odds, you’ll watch five characters pulled straight from the 80’s dealing with the same issues they dealt with in movies like, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Say Anything. For those of you who didn’t live through the decade that redefined mankind, well … the 80’s are back!