Screwball Comedy Twentieth Century On Stage from Theatreworks
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The last date listed for Twentieth Century was Sunday February 8, 2009 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts - Main Stage:
- Full Price:
- $52.00 - $68.00
- Our Price:
- $27.50 - $35.50
A wildly popular seasonal favorite, Smuin's holiday program celebrates two decades with XXmas. The snow-filled extravaganza from Smuin Ballet boasts everything from tap and swing to traditional and modern ballet, plus dances from around the world set to seasonal music from Elvis, Mozart, The Chieftains, Ray Charles and many others. This year's edition includes dances from acclaimed Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert, company founder Michael Smuin, eclectic choreographer Val Caniparoli and Robert Dekkers of Diablo Ballet and Post:Ballet. Their works will accompany time-honored favorites in a feast of holiday fun. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from gwen
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1930s! We came a little late and had a hard time getting into the production's comedy style. Everything was so exaggerated/dramatized to the nth degree. The acting was of that period ...I Love Lucy drama. The main characters' "oh my god" and Don't leave me were so cloying not believable....made me think of all the Lucy's crying wah wah crocodile tears. It wasn't until the second act, after a cup of watery french roast coffee that I was able to follow the comedy and cough up a couple of half hearted laugh. I can't say the cast was playing poorly. I have decided that this era of acting is simply not interesting to me. The ending was a pleasant surprise. I could understand why this production was not a success smash hit of its time.
Quotes & Highlights
- "A thrilling funhouse ride!" -- The New Yorker
By Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Based on a play by Charles Bruce Millholland)
Adapted by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Robert Kelley
Broadway ballyhoo meets Hollywood hustle aboard the Twentieth Century Limited, the legendary locomotive that plays streamlined host to this classic screwball comedy from the 1930s. Polished to a deco sparkle by Tony Award-winning farceur Ken Ludwig, it matches an on-the-outs impresario with a mercurial silver screen starlet in a madcap battle of the sexes, hurtling from havoc to hilarity on the disorient express.
About the Ticket Supplier: TheatreWorks
Innovative, fun, and always entertaining, TheatreWorks' high-energy brand of performance will captivate you! With a national reputation for artistic innovation and integrity, TheatreWorks is now in its 42nd year of presenting outstanding regional theatre on the San Francisco Peninsula and was named Best Repertory Theatre in the Bay Area by prestigious San Francisco magazine. The company offers a year-round season of musicals, comedies and dramas staged in the state-of-the-art Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and in the graceful, California Mission-style Lucie Stern Theatre complex in Palo Alto.
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