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1235 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
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Be ready for a less light-hearted show.
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3.9 average rating
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33 reviews
44 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 life of one of our great entertainers! I think more actors and dancers would...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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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a short video preview of Backwards in High Heels.


__Backwards In High Heels


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.