Sugar: A Staged Reading of the Musical Version of Some Like It Hot
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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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Featured review from John B.Red Velvet
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The music, dancing, acting and quality of the talent were exceptional. The audience was very enthuiastic about the overall performance. I will definately look to attend future such performances at this theater.
My only negative was how the university handled parking. They charged $5 and directed you to a lot that was already full and failed to help you find alternative parking.
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I've been listening to the cast London cast album of "Sugar" (or as the Brits called it "Some Like It Hot, the Musical") for decades. There are massive differences between the New York and London cast albums, and even more so for in Sunday's...continued
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Sugar is the story of Joe and Jerry, unemployed musicians who witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in Chicago. On the run from the gangster who is hot on their trail, they join Sweet Sue and her all-female band, the Society Syncopaters. This hilarious farce with music by Jule Styne (Gypsy, Funny Girl_) and lyrics by Bob Merrill (_Funny Girl, Carnival) is sure to make you appreciate the beauty that drives a man mad.
One Night Only as part of the Reiner Reading Series
Starring Bets Malone (The Marvelous Wonderettes, All Shook Up_), Larry Raben (T_he Andrews Brothers, Forbidden Broadway, Broadway’s The Producers_) and Nick Santa Maria (_The Producers, Tommy Tune’s Grease on Broadway).
Musical Theatre West’s Reiner Reading Series is a great way to rediscover classics and forgotten gems from the musical theatre canon. Using minimal sets, costumes and props, actors carry scripts and perform the show and score in its entirety.