Venue Details

118 Star Starred
San Jose Repertory Theatre
Across from the Paseo de San Antonio light rail station 101 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95113
408-367-7255
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Member Tips

James Heath
Casual dress was accepted and appreciated!
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
James Heath
Parking was sort of a problem. We parked a few blocks from the theater, but had no problems.
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
James Heath
We did not try the food or drink.
info Nov 29 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking was only $3 at the garage right past the theatre on 3rd street.
info Nov 30 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Cookies were huge and good.
info Nov 30 2010 star this tip starred
Goldstar Member
Parking is very discouraging downtown SJ
info Dec 16 2010 star this tip starred
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Reviews & Ratings

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3.9 average rating
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33 reviews
43 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

This show was good as far it goes!! The actors were good and the lead actress was very good. It was a good show, but I felt that it did not give a lot of details in the... continued

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

Loved the show. Would highly recommend it. We all need to have
our spirits lifted at this time of year, and this show definitely does that!

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 26 2010

The playhouse was jammed, which was heartening to see at this time of year. Amazing that so few players could put on such a great performance. Very entertaining, and the poignant ending was the kind that every mother can relate to.
Fran Dugan

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More Information

Website

http://www.sjrep.com/plays/1011/heels/index.php

Quotes & Highlights

Watch a short video preview of Backwards in High Heels.

Description

__Backwards In High Heels

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The remarkable life of the legendary actress Ginger Rogers comes to life onstage! This intimate musical dances its way through Ginger’s life with unforgettable music, show-stopping dance numbers and a captivating story that chronicles her journey from hometown to Hollywood and from one love affair to another. Best known as Fred Astaire’s dance partner, Ginger defied her overly-protective mother to become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars and one of the industry’s first women to demand equal pay. Funny, moving and a visual feast, Backwards In High Heels is a toe-tapping, swirling, gliding account of her ambitious public and private life.

Backwards In High Heels, conceived and developed by Lynette Barkley and Christopher McGovern and directed by Scott Schwartz, is based on the book, original songs and arrangements written by Christopher McGovern.