Tropical Romance Set to Calypso in Once on This Island
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The last date listed for Once on This Island was Sunday March 30, 2014 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lucie Stern Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $69.00
- Our Price:
- COMP - $36.00
A runaway hit at TheatreWorks' New Works Festival, The Great Pretender now receives a fully staged world premiere at the Lucie Stern Theatre. In this comic tale of friendship, love and letting go, a children's TV host is consumed with the passing of a cherished puppeteer. Evoking the small-screen shows that shaped the childhoods of so many, The Great Pretender moves beyond the painted sets and colored lights to discover that people (as well as puppets) need a helping hand. TheatreWorks kick-starts its new season with this bittersweet comedy from David West Read (The Performers). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Robert A.Red Velvet
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Wow! I can't say enough about this musical. I thoroughly enjoyed myself as well as the entire sold out audience. The music was outstanding which made it very difficult for me to sit still in my seat. I had to keep time with the music with my body the entire time, it was so engrossing. The costumes, production values, directions were great. The acting was out of this world. I was literally transported to that island. I would highly recommend this musical to all people.
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music,acting and dancing were top quality, and the voices were outstanding..I had trouble with the Caribbean dialect and the seats were not good-they were in the next to last row even tho' we are red velvet members and ordered the tickets weeks ago.
Quotes & Highlights
“Fantastical and thrilling. A joyous tale told in song and dance.” —The New York Times
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based on My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
Directed by Robert Kelley
Musical Direction by William Liberatore
Choreography by Gerry McIntyre
Scenic Design by Joe Ragey
Costume Design by Cathleen Edwards
Lighting Design by Pamila Gray
Sound Design by Jeff Mockus
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical
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.
“TheatreWorks’ successes have illuminated the Peninsula’s cultural scene like those of no other arts organization or institution.” —The Mercury News