Venue Details

109 Star Starred
The Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612
510-465-6400
Venue website Get directions
Veronica Lara
Parking is a challange and I recommend you do get there early before parking lots get full.
David Gray info Aug 29 2014 star this tip starred
CariaT
Dining options are pretty good near the Paramount finally. The Bar service inside is a bit slow when there are so many spectators, so be patient.
Il Divo -- A Musical Affair: The Greatest Songs of Broadway Live dining Apr 07 2014 star this tip starred
View All 145 Tips

Reviews & Ratings

8 ratings
3.9 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 0
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 0
    2
  • 0
    1
424 events
328 reviews
71 stars
attended May 13 2011

The music and musicians were excellent but the story is dated and it ran too long. Wish they had picked something better.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
31 events
9 reviews
29 stars
attended May 13 2011

A first class event. What a shame, all that preparation and only one performance. One wish. Although this was a concert version and not expected to have production values, and although all the voices were superb, I really wish the singers had...continued

star this review starred report as inappropriate
5 events
5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 13 2011

The soloists and the orchestra were great. The chorus was weak at best; Michael Morgan deserves better. It's an interesting piece from Kurt Weil, certainly not a strong one but very American by contrast to his best-known works.

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 6 Reviews
More Information

Quotes & Highlights

Listen to a podcast about the concert, with Maestro Morgan.

Description

(Concert Version) Music by Kurt Weill;

Lyrics by Langston Hughes

Book by Elmer Rice

Julie Adams – Jenny, Rose

Angela Cadelago – Mrs. Fiorentino

Milissa Carey – Mrs. Jones, Intern

Kristen Clayton – Mrs. Maurrant

Tami Dahbura – Mrs. Olsen, Mrs. Hildebrand, Mae

Kirk Eichelberger – Mr. Maurrant

Adam Flowers – Kaplan, Sankey, Dick

Thomas Glenn – Sam

Zachary Gordin – Mr. Jones

Ryan Marcell Houston – Henry

J. Raymond Meyers – Buchanan, Lippo

Nikolas Nackley – Mr. Olsen, Easter

with Oakland Symphony Chorus

(Lynne Morrow, Music Director)

and members of Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir

(Robert Geary, Artistic Director)

Best-known for his collaboration with Bertolt Brecht on The Threepenny Opera, Kurt Weill is one of the most innovative and influential theater composers of the twentieth century. In Street Scene, he mixes show tunes, jazz, arias, folk songs and spirituals to portray the passions and frustrations of a multi-ethnic New York City tenement block during two brutally hot days in the Depression era. With lyrics by the great Harlem Renaissance poet, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes, and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Street Scene is an important, vital work that builds to an explosive conclusion.

(Suitable for children 10 and over.)