Venue Details

10 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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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Universally well sung, and a fascinating look at eighty year old political humor. The most interesting was a piece of Gaundi, treating him as a poser and a fraud.

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13 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 21 2010

Awesome show! Wonderful talent, beautiful voices, the content was powerful, and the headlines projected in the background pulled everything together.

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Description

Before Saturday Night Live… before Politically Incorrect… before The Daily Show_, there was Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s As Thousands Cheer_. With sketches and songs based on the newspaper headlines of 1933, this Depression-era comic revue includes some of Irving Berlin’s most recognizable songs (and some forgotten gems you’ll love).

Audiences of the day first heard Heat Wave, Supper Time and Easter Parade from the comfort of their seats at Berlin’s Music Box Theatre on Broadway. Moss Hart’s sketches and Berlin’s songs spoofed celebrities and situations of the day from Aimee Semple McPherson and Herbert Hoover to Josephine Baker and Joan Crawford.

The second show of Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Reading Series, this show is the perfect companion piece to Annie, which is set in 1933 New York.

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 60th 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.