Black Pearl Sings! at San Jose Repertory Theater
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Black Pearl Sings! have expired.
The last date listed for Black Pearl Sings! was Thursday September 23, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Most Popular Theater Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $24.00 - $30.00
- Our Price:
- $12.00 - $15.00
Gypsy isn't just good, The New York Times admitted it "may be the greatest of all American musicals." And Mama Rose wouldn't have it any other way. Only a musical as epic as Gypsy could capture the real-life Rose, the ultimate stage mom, who groomed her two daughters to be vaudeville stars ... only to see one of them leave it all behind to become a burlesque sensation. With a book by Arthur Laurents (West Side Story), music by Jule Styne (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl) and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods), the multiple Tony Award winner is the very definition of a "must-see" musical. Enjoy crowd-pleasing classics like "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You," "You Gotta Get a Gimmick" and the show-stopping "Rose's Turn" during this dynamic production directed by Kim Saunders at Sunnyvale Theatre. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Sandra Dolmatch
view more less of this review
One of the best productions i have ever seen at SJR. I just became a subscriber because of the production quality. Beautiful powerful voices of the 2 performers. i would go again if i had the opportunity. Very moving, it clutches your heart.
Susannah, a white, driven ethnomusicologist for the Library of Congress, is on a quest to find authentic, pre-slavery, African-American music. When she encounters Texas prisoner Pearl Johnson, an unlikely partnership develops between the street-smart Pearl and the ambitious Susannah. It isn’t long before Pearl is belting out radiant, soul-baring songs with the strength and beauty of the unaccompanied human voice. These vocal artifacts remind us of the power of music to help heal in the struggle between our collective past and the desire for individual histories. Does our past define us, and at what cost?