Venue Details

99 Star Starred
The Campbell Theatre
636 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553
925-350-9770
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I wore Shorts but anything is fine.
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16 ratings
3.7 average rating
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8 reviews
23 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Saw preview so perhaps it will improve. Music good, some talented actors. But, first 20 minutes did not engage me at all. Play was too long. Some cutting should occur, especially early on.

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23 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Play, music and storyline came alive after about the first 15 minutes, which was slow and not very engaging. Needs a "hook" in the beginning with music, singing and dancing to get the audience involved and engaged.
Definitely more enjoyable as...continued

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23 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 28 2012

Wonderful depiction of life in the early 1900's, with a great set of period costumes and decor. The storyline unfolds in a vibrant way with much singing and dancing as the characters practice their vaudeville acts, and share their hardships and...continued

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Website

http://www.willowstheatre.org

Description

A hilarious play with music by Laurence Carr. It’s 1919, and nine seasoned show folks are stuck in Philadelphia. While their current world is the small time circut of split weeks, they keep their hopes alive for the ‘Big Time.’ The players are a cross-section of the last generation of hoofers, comics and ‘novelty acts’ who kept America entertained while Vaudeville was king.

About the Ticket Supplier: Willows Theatre Company

The Willows Theatre Company's Five-Year Goals: Develop a national reputation as a producer of new musical theater; Build and diversify our audience; and Pursue development of the John Muir Festival Center. Producing Artistic Director Eric Inman will be developing a New Works Festival starting in 2011.