Sleepless in Seattle -- The Musical Debuts at The Pasadena Playhouse
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A truly legendary dancer, director, actor and choreographer, Gene Kelly is one of the most captivating performers the world has ever seen. But despite his enormous fame, he remained a rather enigmatic figure. Now Patricia Ward Kelly -- his widow, biographer and closest confidante -- presents a one-of-a-kind portrait of the innovative artist with film clips (both familiar and rare), previously unreleased audio recordings, personal memorabilia and, of course, her unique insight. Hailed by Variety as "deeply moving," this profoundly personal -- and yet also universal -- evening inspired Entertainment Tonight's Leonard Maltin to declare: "I felt privileged to be there." Learn More
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Featured review from Mark FarberRed Velvet
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The show is worth seeing as a work in progress. The cast is quite good, we all know and love the story.
The show needs about 18 weeks of an intense old-style pre-broadway tour. The kind where throughout the run songs get discarded / added, characters get re-focused, changes are made to the choreography, etc.
The shows biggest problem is that the score is absolutely generic and one-dimensional. There is very little variation in style / song type. (Everything sounds similar). A musical that partially has its roots in cinematic romanticism should use this fact as a musical guide post for some of its musical numbers -- the torch song, the comedy number, the romantic duet. the production number;
I wish Sleepless in Seattle all the best on its trek to the Great White Way. It's one-million times better thant Flashdance, the Musical.
Sleepless In Seattle – The Musical
Book by Jeff Arch
Music by Ben Toth
Lyrics by Sam Forman
Directed by Sheldon Epps
Based on the Tristar Pictures film _Sleepless In Seattle _
Featuring a sparkling musical score by Ben Toth and Sam Forman, a new stage adaptation by Academy Award-nominee Jeff Arch, direction by Sheldon Epps and choreography by Emmy Award-nominee Spencer Liff (So You Think You Can Dance), this world premiere presentation will bring one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time to life on The Pasadena Playhouse stage. Sleepless In Seattle – The Musical is based on the award-winning film, which was listed by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the Top 10 Best Romantic Comedies.