Hoover Comes Alive, the Former President's Rock & Roll Comeback
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One of the most beloved children's books of all time makes its way to the stage in the musical The Secret Garden. On a windswept moor in a lonely old house, a grieving widower and his sickly son spend their days lonely and lost, haunted by the ghosts of departed loved ones. Enter Mary, a sour young orphan who has lost her family to cholera and come to live with her uncle. She discovers a locked garden that's been left to grow wild and uncared for -- much like Mary herself. Her quest to find the key and restore the garden uncovers startling secrets and a family tragedy. With the help of her new friend Dickon and her cousin Colin, Mary brings new life to the garden and to her grief-stricken uncle. Presented by the award-winning California Youth Conservatory Theatre and directed by Shaun T. Evans, this magical musical is the perfect vehicle for CYC's cast of talented young actors and seasoned professionals. Enhanced by a beautiful and powerful score performed by a live orchestra, the musical version of this beloved story is a delight for audiences of all ages. Learn More
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Featured review from Yvonne A.
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Go see this one! It is face-paced, fun... edgy and entertaining.... filled with clever dialogue. I can see this play going on to New York. My only two recommendations would be to "lose" the bathroom scene... too gross and not funny. Make better use of the big screens, which were a distraction with nothing happening on them. This was an early page to the stage performance.... so I would love to see it again as more multi-media is implemented. ☆☆☆ Yvonne ☆☆☆
After stewing for 70 years in political disgrace (and presumed death), Herbert Hoover takes the stage in an interactive, rock-infused concert, to reclaim his legacy and save America in the process. Elvis' classic '68 Comeback Special serves as inspiration for Hoover's rock n' roll resurrection. This time around he's going to successfully drag us out of our economic Waterloo, come hell or high water. Award winning company Les Freres Corbusier celebrates the checkered legacy of one of our most vilified presidents in this hilarious new concert performance piece.
Written by Sean Cunningham
Songs by Michael Friedman
Directed by Alex Timbers