Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures from Porchlight Music Theatre
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The last date listed for Pacific Overtures was Saturday May 2, 2009 / 7:45pm.
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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 M. Schenker
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I like Porchlight very much - they do a great job in a small space. I found some of the words hard to understand in this production, however - music too loud? my ear not ready for the words? It is clever and good to look at...keep up the good work!
From the creators of Assassins comes this exploration of the painful westernization of Japan as told through the story of two friends caught in the inevitable winds of change. Mixing elements of Kabuki theater with the conventions of the Broadway musical, this is considered by many to be the artistic pinnacle of the legendary Sondheim/Prince collaborations.