Shopping! The Musical: Long-Running Hit Musical Comedy Revue
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The last date listed for Shopping! The Musical was Saturday September 1, 2012 / 8:00pm (Closing Night).
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A genius so assured he could write operas faster than secretaries could copy them, a genius so original even Bach cribbed his melodies, a genius so unconventional that his conflicting roles -- Catholic priest and creative renegade; cultural iconoclast and establishment favorite -- still shock people today, Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741) remains an artist without equal. Now he comes to exuberant life in the new drama The Red Priest of Venice at the Shelton Theater. Today best known for The Four Seasons, Vivaldi was one of the most brilliant figures of the baroque period, a composer whose life was as passionate and stormy as his music. Compelling and humorous, this 90-minute show focuses on a critical period in his life when he began writing his most dazzling masterpiece ... and when he fell under the spell of two equally dazzling ladies. Learn More
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It was a cute production, the four actors were quite funny, sometimes they couldn't be heard either due to the piano, ceiling fans whirling or their voices didn't project. Only an hour plus production with no intermission. Staging and props were...continued
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Winner of the Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award
“A cartful of laughter!” —San Francisco Chronicle
“Infectious, irreverent humor! A clever collection of tunes – songs that bring to mind Jerry Seinfeld’s sharp observations on mundane modern life.”_ -SF Weekly_
“Shopping for frothy fun? Here’s a musical for you! Bobrow has picked an excellent quartet to deliver the message. They handle Bobrow’s slyly funny lyrics well and exude personalities that are immediately likeable.” _-Contra Costa Times_
“Bobrow utilizes words in a truly amazing way, combining internal and external concepts about reality in a way that amuses, cajoles, and yes, often astounds. Shopping! The Musical is GREAT!” —San Francisco Bay Times
“Performed by four very talented singers… _Shopping! The Musical _reminds me of those wonderful little revues that used to occur down in the Village in New York or the great Billy Barnes shows in Los Angeles.” —Talkin’ Broadway
_Shopping! The Musical _is a very funny musical revue of original songs and sketches about everybody’s second-favorite (in some cases, favorite) activity. Award-winning composer/lyricist Morris Bobrow skewers all aspects of shopping – the stores, the sales people, the customers, the products, the frustrations, the differences in how men and women shop, and other shopping adventures and mis-adventures.
The writer, Morris Bobrow, is the winner of 3 San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Awards for outstanding music and lyrics, the Hollywood DramaLogue Critic’s Award for best music and lyrics and New York’s Backstage Bistro Award for outstanding cabaret revue. Other musicals of his include Party of One, With Relish, New Wrinkles, and Are We Almost There?