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9 Star Starred
University Theater - The William Link Theater
Off 7th St. Between W Campus Dr and E Campus Dr. on the campus of CSULB 7th St and W Campus Dr. Long Beach, CA 90840
562-856-1999
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No bad seats.
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Nice casual dress. its a nice theatre.
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24 reviews
22 stars
attended May 15 2011

Loved it. On the way home, I listened to the Original Cast recording and was disappointed to realize that Musical Theatre West's cast was better!

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended May 15 2011

Leads were fantastic!!!!!!!!!! I can see why it never made it on Broadway The plot was a bit confusing

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76 reviews
4 stars
attended May 15 2011

Did I love the book? NO.
Did I love the score? Yes and No.
Did I love the performance? With a passion. Dan Calloway, Cynthia Ferrer, and Shannon Warne, burdened with scripts in hand, acted, sang, and cavorted around the stage as if they were...continued

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Website

http://www.musical.org/MusicalTheatreWest/anyonecanwhistle2011.html

Quotes & Highlights

“A gorgeous Sondheim score”—Backstage

Description

Musical Theatre West’s 2010-11 Reiner Reading Series concludes with Stephen Sondheim’s Anyone Can Whistle. A legendary cult show, thanks to the original cast album, Anyone Can Whistle premiered on Broadway on April 4, 1964 with Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury making their musical theatre debuts. This wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre’s “golden age.” Originally running only nine performances, Anyone Can Whistle is the crown jewel of flop musicals, one that is worth revisiting largely due to its incredible score which includes “There Won’t Be Trumpets,” “Everybody Says Don’t” and the title song.

In the musical, Nurse Fay Apple and her wards from the local sanitorium, The Cookie Jar, travel to take the waters from a rock that’s just sprung a leak.  Enter J. Bowden Hapgood, our hero, to stir things up and make us all question the line between sanity and insanity, miracle and human achievement.

About the Ticket Supplier: Musical Theatre West

Musical Theatre West is one of Southern California’s oldest and most respected regional musical theatre companies and draws more than 60,000 patrons to Long Beach’s Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Now in its 62nd season, Musical Theatre West is the fastest growing arts organization in Long Beach and is dedicated to preserving musical theatre as a unique American art form.