Sweet William: Legendary Actor Michael Pennington on Shakespeare
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
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Featured review from Nadia
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Fabulous! great talent,spellbinding. Even though I am not familiar with all of the Bard's works, this evening not only enlightened me but inspired me to reread old favorites and read new ones as well. A must for any Shakespeare student or afficionado.
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“A magnificent classical actor in his prime.” –The Guardian
“Such a delight! This show is a gem.” –The Times
A large-spirited salute to the Bard, Michael Pennington’s one-man show is a perfect blend of biography, analysis and performance. Pennington’s career as one of Britain’s leading Shakespearean actors spans more than 40 years, including some 20,000-plus hours onstage performing Shakespeare for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre and his own award-winning English Shakespeare Company.