A Man of No Importance, Staged Concert Reading from Musical Theatre West
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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A rare opportunity to see a tremendous show that is performed only infrequently (this was the West Coast premiere!), with an accomplished cast. The fact that it was free was an added bonus - I would have paid big money to see this one!
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“Rich in the necessary ingredient needed to make musicals sing – people about whom you care” —Associated Press
Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Musical Theatre West is delighted to present Musical Theatre Guild’s production, offering Los Angeles its first look at Ahrens & Flaherty’s recent gem about the journey of self-discovery and acceptance. Based on the Albert Finny film, this musical version premiered at Lincoln Center in 2002. It tells the heartwarming story of Alfie, a Dublin bus conductor and director of the local community theatre. Alfie’s passengers are also his performers and, through his eyes, come to experience the power that theatre has to transform their lives.