Southern Comedy Sordid Lives, Starring Leslie Jordan of Will and Grace
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The last date listed for Sordid Lives was Saturday August 26, 2006 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Birch North Park Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $62.00 - $72.00
- Our Price:
- $31.00 - $44.00
San Diego Musical Theatre presents the stage adaptation of Irving Berlin's beloved 1954 musical film White Christmas at the Birch North Park Theatre this holiday season, complete with a live 22-piece orchestra. Brimming with such timeless Berlin hits as "Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and the unforgettable title song, White Christmas tells the story of U.S. Army veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, a pair of performers with a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge -- which, as it turns out, just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former Army commander. When they learn that the inn's future is in jeopardy, the showbiz gents team up with the sisters and save the day by producing a sparkling, family-friendly holiday show bursting with cheerful dancing, treasured tunes and a generous helping of Yuletide cheer. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- Recommended! "Sordid Lives has more laughs than a hunting dog has ticks. Del Shores is a master of the Texas comedy." --Los Angeles Times
<p>Writer/Director/Producer Del Shores (Queer as Folk, Sordid Lives, Dharma & Greg), one of Los Angeles’ most prolific playwrights, revives his critically acclaimed play Sordid Lives.</p> <p>Shores’ plays are some of the most honored productions in Los Angeles Theater, with over 75 awards, from the LADCC, Ovation, Backstage West Garland, LA Weekly, NAACP and GLAAD. He will again direct the new productions, which are currently being cast. A Season of Shores will be produced by Del Shores and Jason Dottley (The Best of Del for Sharyn, An Intimate Evening with Debby Holiday), with lighting designer Kathi O'Donohue (Biloxi Blues, After the Fall), musical director Joe Patrick Ward (Composer/Lyricist of Judy’s Scary Little Christmas and The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife), and set designer Robert Steinberg (Oliver!, A Streetcar Named Desire).</p> <p>Sordid Lives, his fourth play, opened in Los Angeles in 1996 and ran for 13 sold-out months. The critics raved -- ultimately 13 of them awarding the production “Critic’s Choice.” F. Kathleen Foley of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "Sordid Lives has more laughs than a hunting dog has ticks. Del Shores is a master of the Texas comedy." The play went on to win 14 Drama-Logue Theatre Awards, including three for Shores for writing, directing and producing.</p> <p>In 1999, Shores wrote and directed the film version of Sordid Lives starring Beau Bridges , Delta Burke, Olivia Newton-John, Bonnie Bedelia, Leslie Jordan, Beth Grant, along with most of the cast from the play. The movie quickly become a cult phenomenon, with Ivor Davis of The New York Times Syndicate calling it: “The most delicious combination of emotion and laugh out loud hilarity to come along in the new Millennium...The Birdcage meets the Bible Belt--and the result is the most hilarious comedy of the year.” The movie won many festival awards, including Best Film at the New York Independent Film & Video Festival, Atlanta Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival, South Beach Film Festival, Memphis International Film Festival and the San Diego International Film Festival and racked up a total of thirteen “Audience Awards.” In 2002 Twentieth Century Fox released the DVD/Video, which has now sold over 200,000 units.</p>